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From the Tundra

Uploaded by: novembergale

Sunday January 6, 2013

Forestville, NY (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Visitors from the northern tundra have invaded our area this week. Flocks of hundreds of Redpolls are being reported all across Western New York State. This is an irruption year for northern finches and birders in the area are enjoying a rare treat.

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January 6, 2013 Photo Series

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14. hurricanep
2:33 AM GMT on January 08, 2013
Thanks for sharing. I have never seen these in the south.
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13. Doesiedoats
3:34 PM GMT on January 07, 2013
These are great captures, Gale!

Congratulations on your AC.
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12. TanyaMass
2:59 PM GMT on January 07, 2013
Beautiful little guests! Wonderful series! Congratulations!!!
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11. Wanda1948
12:05 PM GMT on January 07, 2013
Fantastic capture, Gale! Congratulations!
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10. WeatherWise
3:28 AM GMT on January 07, 2013
Amazing - I have a finch feeder but it does not seem to attract the finches....they like my other feeders. I have the niger seeds in it. I think I need to just dump it and put regular seeds in it as can be converted to a regular feeder by turning the feeder openings. I love your photo Congratulations on AC!
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9. novembergale
2:41 AM GMT on January 07, 2013
Thanks James!  Keep an eye out for them, you have a good chance of seeing them this year.  Check with a local bird club, they'll know if they are in your area. 
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8. gardner48197
2:30 AM GMT on January 07, 2013
How fun, what a great capture!! I would love to see these in Michigan... Congrats on the new blue!!
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7. novembergale
11:41 PM GMT on January 06, 2013
After I shot the photos in this series, more flocks showed up before it got dark.  There were well over 200 of them at my feeders at one time, and oh, they were very noisy!  It was a grey and snowy day just bursting with life!
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6. canuckjune
11:18 PM GMT on January 06, 2013
I have not seen redpolls this year but they are so darn cute and fun to watch. Maybe they all ended up in NY this year, but we have not had a really cold spell yet.
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5. novembergale
11:12 PM GMT on January 06, 2013
Thank you for your comments and thanks to the approvers for the AC recognition!!!
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4. katy99780
11:04 PM GMT on January 06, 2013
Oooo! Congratulations on the AC!!!
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3. backwardguy
9:51 PM GMT on January 06, 2013
Great capture of these little travelers! We have a lot more finches this year too..
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2. novembergale
9:33 PM GMT on January 06, 2013
Thanks Katy!  I'm enjoying every minute of it!!!
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1. katy99780
9:13 PM GMT on January 06, 2013
Oh Gale I love this, so crisp, clean and pure! Glad you're taking good care of my little friends!
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