Common Redpolls at Grant Park in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on January 6, 2018

Doing some birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee this morning, the highlight was the Common Redpolls at Grant Park. I stopped by this morning where the feeder was present last year, and that is where Common Redpolls were. The Common Redpolls in numbers of 2-4 showed up for short periods in that area on and off why I was there. It appeared some bird seed was present on the ground from who ever there and that was the attractant for the Common Redpolls. Off the feeder, I have enjoyed watch this species eating cone seeds of the Alder Trees in the state. Other species present at Grant Park, Blue Jays, Black-capped Chickadees, both White and Red-breasted Nuthatches, Red-bellied Woodpeckers and very many Mourning Doves. It was a bright sunny day with low winds, temperature was about -1 F at the feeder. Images were taken on January 6, 2018.

Common Redpoll

Common Redpoll

Binomial name: Carduelis flammea

Category: Redpolls

Size: 5.25” long, 9” wing span

Weight: .46 oz

Common Redpoll

A pair…

Common Redpoll just off a ways…

Common Redpoll

Common Redpoll

Common Redpoll on the ground looking for seeds…

Red-breasted Nuthatch

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

2 Responses to Common Redpolls at Grant Park in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on January 6, 2018

  1. Nan Wisherd says:

    Those cute little redpolls are a nice way to begin 2018. We have had pine grosbeaks here for almost weeks. That hasn’t happened in many years.

  2. Jim says:

    I really like the picture of the Redpoll on the branch. Really great shot!

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