… the redpolls in this picture?
I took it this morning from inside my house looking out to my deck, and the redpolls here are only a portion of the biggest swarm I’ve had so far this season. I didn’t try to count the whole flock, but there had to have been at least two dozen. I stood outside for a while trying to get a better picture, but they were skittish and I was cold.
On another subject, Joel Willman says he saw a snowy owl by Menards in Superior a couple of weeks ago. It pounced on something, maybe a mouse, and as Joel watched he noticed the owl had a green-and-white tag on its right wing, about 3 inches square, with the number 60 on it. Joel would like to report his finding to whomever might have tagged the owl, but he doesn’t know who that would be. “I would just like to let the researchers who tagged the bird to know where it was,” Joel writes. “Seeing that they are traveling so much this year it would be neat to know where it was tagged.”
Can anyone offer a suggestion?
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