Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea), Private Yard, Grand Canyon Village, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino County
This Common Redpoll was discovered and photographed by Eric Gdula on 18 February 2012.
Previously unrecorded in Arziona, the potential first
state record was discovered only 2 days prior to this
here. This would therefore be the potential
second state record coming only 2 days after the first.
There have been small numbers of Common Redpolls this
winter far south of their normal range, so the occurance
of two in Arizona is consistent with this pattern.
For example, Common Redpolls have also been found in
southern California and New Mexico this year.
Eric writes: "I was participating in the back yard bird count when this guy showed up. I saw it for 4 or 5 days, and photographed it twice. It has since moved on."
Pale, streaked finch with distinctive red cap and black throat patch.
18 February 2012, photo by Eric GdulaAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 05 March 2012