The Redpolls have found us again this winter. They skipped last winter. They are hungry little thistle seed eaters. Niger Thistle Seed is just about the most expensive seed you can buy! Of course. It is $1.00 a pound at a local Farm Supply Store, I know it is more expensive at the specialty bird food store and the grocery stores.
They love all the feeding areas on this feeder that I purchased at Ace Hardware several years ago.
This is a male Redpoll they have a rose colored breast. They will scrounge around on the ground for seeds dropped. I sat outside on the patio again taking photographs…looking for the sun that never appeared.