Common Redpolls

Posted on in Recent Sightings by Hawk Mountain

Common Redpoll Perched on a Branch
Female common redpoll. Photo by Lucas Eckert.


This morning, a flock of common redpolls (Acanthis flammea) was spotted by volunteer counter Paul Heveran while conducting a bird survey near our River of Rocks. 

Common redpolls are part of the finch family and likes a shrubbery/thicket habitat. They are identifiable by their brown streaking and small red crown. Adult males also have a pink-washed chest.