> From: Jeff Skevington <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: January 9, 2011 9:50:34 AM EST
> To: Ontbirds <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [Ontbirds] Hoary Redpolls
> Hello Ontbirders,
> The redpoll wave is rapidly increasing as forcast by Ron Pittaway. It is shaping
> up to be one of the largest Hoary Redpoll invasions that I have personally seen.
> I have had Hoarys in virtually every flock I have seen over the last 3 weeks and
> we now have a minimum of 8 at our feeder today (all exilipes) along with about
> 60 Commons. The flock reshapes itself regularly so it is difficult to estimate
> how many are really here. The 8 were all visible at one time so there are likely
> many more.
> Please contact me privately if you wish to come to our place to watch. It is
> easiest to watch from inside since the feeders are in the back yard - do not
> walk around the house as it will scare the flock away. I will fill a feeder out
> front so that they are also visible from the road but I suspect they will be
> easy to find at any feeders in the area.
> Good birding,
> Jeff Skevington, Research Scientist
> Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes
> Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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> Ottawa, ON, K1A 0C6, Canada
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