This morning before work there was a Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) on one of our thistle feeders in our backyard. We live in a fairly busy section of Rockford with Alpine and Harrison Roads nearby. This marks our 96th Yard Bird!! (and a lifer for me!!)

I believe it to be a female because I couldn’t see any pinkish color on the front. Hopefully we can get a picture today.

This and the Snowy Owl hopefully will lead to an amazing Christmas Bird Count season.