Bird #193 — Common Redpoll

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Friday, January 2, 1981 — 10:30 am

McNaughton, Wisconsin — Hansen’s farm — Spider Lake Road

We went back to Hansen’s farm a little later in the morning when it had warmed up to 4 degrees. There were other birds we wanted to see. A Common Redpoll was foraging on the ground under a feeder.  It also ate on the feeder some.  But most of the time we watched, it sat in a bush next to the garage.  It was very tame and allowed me to get within three feet. There were also Black-capped Chickadees, Evening Grosbeaks, Red-breasted Nuthatches, House Sparrows, Blue Jays, Pine Grosbeaks, Downy Woodpeckers and Hairy Woodpeckers at the feeders.

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