Hoary Redpoll

Acanthis hornemanni

ML22268681



eBird Checklist S26425237
Pablo Reservoir
Lake, Montana, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 47.6354, -114.1598 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

While looking for winter falcons, I came across a flock of redpolls and thought why not try to pick through them for a hoary? I was able to find two birds that I feel confident in calling hoaries: one male and one female. Both had fine, almost nonexistent streaking on their flanks. Poor quality photos due to nervous birds (vehicles kept flushing them) and falling snow. The one I've attached shows the male: middle wire, trio of birds in the center, middle bird. There may have been more as the birds were moving around a lot and finally deeper into a field where I couldn't see them well.

Technical Information

Model
VS986
f-stop
f/1.8
Focal length
4.4 mm
Shutter speed
1/558 sec
ISO
50
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
4,302KB
Dimensions
5312 x 2988

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