Redpoll Baby (and it just stopped snowing!)

Redpoll Baby

I’m happy to say my husband caught the birding bug!  He took this photo of a juvenile redpoll.  I would even go as far as calling it a baby redpoll.  It’s hard to tell how tiny it is, but he said just a couple inches, really small.  The short tail feathers probably enhance the tiny effect.

We’re a bit surprised that there are fledged redpolls this early in the spring.  It stopped snowing less than 2 weeks ago!  And now it’s 70 degrees, go figure.  Either way, my husband said this little guy flew away,barely, so maybe he or she will have a fighting chance.

4 responses

  1. Darius Lander

    Such a beauty! And excellent lighting too. (Are you aware that your trademark is dated 2012 instead of 2013?)

    May 26, 2013 at 8:41 pm

  2. Mag's Corner

    What a beautiful picture. I too hope the little bird makes it…it is a cute little thing. HUgs

    May 30, 2013 at 3:56 am

  3. I’m afraid there isn’t a cure once you’ve caught that nasty birding bug 😉 If the symptoms continue, he’ll soon want his own field guides, camera and… bird blog.

    A beautiful photo that reveals so much of the details in this young one’s plumage.

    June 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm

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