Friday, April 15, 2011
More Feeder Birds
These Common Redpolls are bright and colorful but in the shadows of the trees and at such a distance, I have been unable to do justice to their beauty in a picture. The best I can do is to enjoy them through the binoculars, where they are stunning.
The female Purple Finch are looking particularly sharp these days and their light streaks really catch the light. I hadn't realized how much bigger they are than the American Goldfinch until I saw them at a feeder together.
I have yet to see the Brown Creeper at Long Pond this year. I will take a walk today to see what I turn up. It is kind of like an Easter Egg Hunt - look in all the likely places and hope for a surprise.