[CT Birds] Winchester redpolls

Greg Hanisek ghanisek at rep-am.com
Thu Jan 3 16:22:51 EST 2013

I was there earlier with several other birders, covering c. 7:30-10 a.m., 
without any Hoary candidates. We too had a flock of c 50 C Redpolls that 
made several visits, allowing a good amount of time to look over the birds. 
We also had a group of about 20 a couple times.

Greg Hanisewk

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nick Bonomo" <nbonomo at gmail.com>
To: "CTBirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 2:18 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Winchester redpolls

> All, since negative reports are often useful, I'll pass along that I
> spent about 40 minutes at Dave Rosgen's feeders in Winchester late
> this morning and had about 50 Common Redpolls. No candidates for Hoary
> (nor "Greater" Common Redpoll) today, but beware that one or two adult
> male Commons were a bit on the paler side. I've seen reports of
> upwards of 125 redpolls at the feeders, so I saw just a fraction of
> the birds that are/were in the area.
> Two birders spent a brief time there yesterday and did not have the
> Hoary then either.
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford, CT
> www.shorebirder.com
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