2017-12-02

Common Redpoll - Gråsiska

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Common Redpoll - Gråsiska
© NF Photo 171202, Luvsjön

A walk on a grey day, today that is, I noticed a flock of birds. Hardly visible. Grey birds on a grey day, not a great combination. From the red head I realized it is Common Redpoll. Our name, translated, would be "grey siskin". These guys hardly sit still and wait for you to take shots. This was the only decent shot I got. But as they say, one good image is enough to save the day.

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13 comments:

  1. I don't think I've ever seen one. It's a beautiful bird.

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  2. Just that tiny spot of red as the color...wonderful!

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  3. Hello, this is one of my favorite birds. Cute portrait! Happy weekend!

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  4. As always, I found your post most pleasurable. Thank you kindly for sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend.

    I've not seen one of these...lucky you. And such a terrific image.

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  5. Oh very definitely enough to save the day ... and more! Love the way the red on his head just pops out from the soft grays.

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  6. Such a lovely redpoll ...

    All the best Jan

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  7. Lovely bird.. it's always a joy to see - or hear - a gang of them.
    Send you a little light

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  8. I'm never sure what bird is named what, but they are interesting. All different designs. This one although mostly grey has some pretty designs...love the touch of red.

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

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