Common Redpolls swarmed our feeders today.
so they landed all over the ground in the fenced in area beneath our feeders. We fed them hulled sunflower.
A flock of over 300 Common Redpolls of visited the feeders today. They were very flighty and would land briefly, swarming the feeders, then take off, swirl out in the air, then swarm the feeders briefly again. It's hard to convey in photos what this is like, but in reality it's awesome!!
These are far northern "irruptive" finches that come down into the U.S. when the seeds up north are scarce in winter. This is a HUGE YEAR for these finches here.
If you live in New England, add more feeders, offer hulled sunflower and thistle and you too can have this!!