Friday, May 3, 2013

Redpoll Flash Mob

During February each year the redpolls (Carduellis flammea) arrive at the two vertical feeders in our back yard. The feeders are filled with nyjer (thistel) seed They hang around for a month or so and then disappear.

This year, with the really late spring they have stayed around much longer than normal.  And for the past week or so they seem to have gone into panic mode.  Particularly in the mornings they swarm the feeders with a frenzy we’ve never seen before.

Here’s a YouTube video to show you what we mean:

1 comment:

  1. Wow! How many times a day do you have to refill that feeder?? -Jean