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So far, a very rare species in Poland, small bird, smaller than a sparrow. Its body mass is dozen or so grams with a wingspan of 25 centimeters. Redpolls are characteristic for northern parts of Europe and Northern America. In Poland it is rarely spotted, but in Montreal area, in parks, according to my observations and pictures, it is the most common and least timid bird, easy to photograph. Every presented picture of this species so far was taken there. I hope it does not concern any other of our birds, though, to take a photo of a bustard, once occuring in Greater Poland, you would probably have to go to Spain, where the biggest population of this biggest flying bird on earth is. Time will show, maybe I will present them to you.
Last minute news – 02/2014 New Zealand
So far I did not manage to photograph redpolls In Poland. In New Zealand, when I was photographing the Weka and the Dunnock, suddenly, in the morning, I saw the Redpoll nearby. And so were taken a few pictures of this bird in New Zealand, which complimented as yet small redpolls’ gallery, which was created in 2012 of photos taken in Canada.
Last minute news – 06/2014 Iceland
I managed to do take significantly better and more interesting pictures of this species during my stay in Iceland, then such changes have been made in the gallery. We have redpolls when feeding in the company of red crossbills.
Last minute news - 02/2018
My first encounter with the common redpoll must be noted in the information about this species. Unfortunately, the redpoll appeared only twice, for a short while. In spite of its delicate shape it was quite valiant when it came to establishing the hierarchy and order when eating. Of course, no sparrows competed with woodpeckers, nor with wood nuthatches. But fairly offensive greenfinches or great tits despite their physical advantage were ignored by the redpoll.
Last minute news - 03/2018
In Finland, apart from hoary redpolls there were also common redpolls next to the feeders. A few photos were created in winter scenery, which varied the gallery of this species on my website.

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