Nature Through My Lens

A New Visitor


Yesterday, this fine fellow showed up in our yard. It’s a lifer for me and I was quite happy to see this Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea). It was here again today and spent most of the day here. Seeing it’s usaully a flock bird, I’m thinking this one got blown of track with the weather.

13 responses

  1. What does the term it’s a lifer for me, mean? I have an idea but not sure..

    2018/01/07 at 2:29 am

    • Mother, Lifer means that it’s a bird that I have never seen before. A lot of birder keep a list of all the birds that they have seen in their lifetime which is called a life list. So seeing a new bird is an addition to this list! Thanks for your interest!

      2018/01/07 at 11:33 pm

      • Ok.. thanks Robin! Since living here in Oregon I have seen several birds that I had not seen in CA..

        2018/01/08 at 12:22 am

      • Mother, Thank you!

        2018/01/10 at 12:12 am

      • You are welcome!

        2018/01/10 at 7:43 pm

  2. birdlady612

    Very pretty Bird.. We have yet to see any at our feeders. Just finches so far. 🙋🐦

    2018/01/07 at 6:29 am

    • BirdLady, thank you!

      2018/01/07 at 11:31 pm

  3. What a treat, Robin! Lovely photo, too!

    2018/01/07 at 8:51 am

    • Pete, thanks very much!

      2018/01/07 at 11:30 pm

  4. Oh, I love the Redpoll, we get them over here as well. Great photography Robin.

    2018/01/07 at 9:10 am

    • Bob, thank you! They are definitely a pretty little bird!

      2018/01/07 at 11:30 pm

  5. rhiebert

    That is a special little bird. I have not seen one around in the last few years and really miss them.

    2018/01/08 at 1:42 am

    • Ruth, Thank you! A first for me! He’s been around for few days now!

      2018/01/10 at 12:13 am

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