A nice surprise this morning…a new “yard bird”! It’s been an outstanding winter for Common Redpolls, a northern species that moves southward in some winters. I’ve only seen them on rare occasions in South Dakota, and had never had one in my yard. Despite everyone else seemingly having them around this winter, they were avoiding my yard. It was a nice surprise this morning to wake up, come downstairs, and find three of these guys around my feeders.
Nice way to start the day!!