It was easy to decide what photo to post today because as I sit here writing this at my desk 11 Redpolls feed on seed just a few feet away from me, on the other side of the window. There were about 30 out there earlier.
These guys don’t come around much unless we have a snowy winter, which we do this year. While most avian visitors to Alaska fly south for the winter, the Redpoll has an amazing ability to stay warm all winter long in even the coldest parts of Alaska. It is pretty impressive for such a little guy.