Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Today an oddball redpoll

...with a distinct yellow forecrown. Maybe ochre is a better word.


April 7 - It was a colder morning. Once again a large redpoll with a yellow ochre forecrown showed up. I took photos of its undertail coverts, which are a clean white with no apparent streaks. Here are two photos of it in the presence of other redpolls.


Kathy H said...

Very unique! Yellowpolls. I've seen House Finches with yellow. Have you heard about any other such sightings?

Brenda Schmidt said...

Yes, it was pretty cool! It sure stood out. I did some googling and found a couple other posts about redpolls with yellow or orange forecrowns.