Wow, it was chilly when I went out to check the spy cam (0 photos, no battery current registering). But there were some perky little Common Redpolls on the thistle feeders this morning, and I could actually feel the sun’s warmth through my many layers of clothing. The air is so clear and crisp, it’s like looking through just-cleaned windows (or glasses, for those of you who know what that’s like).
Common Redpolls are very social birds, traveling around in flocks to visit weedy fields and feeders. But they also are quite aggressive toward one another and keep each other in check, so as not to monopolize the food source. There were lots of threats, heads and bills extended toward another bird, but no altercations.