Couple of new birds this morning:
Blue Jay which is a rare winter visitor in the yard. Last year I went the entire winter without one and this is the first in the yard since Oct/Nov.
The second was a single redpoll that "scored" nicely on the Hoary scale. I did a little Crossley action on him....
Below is the Sibley chart of repolls (based on Declan Troy's phonetic analysis of redpolls published in the Auk (1985)) I found a couple of week's ago while looking over last year's blog effort. It was referenced by J.D. to accompany an interested hoary-like redpoll in his yard last April. Great write-up on the bird BTW
How do you think it scores??! Chris scored it a 15 (6,4,5) and I scored it 1 for the yard list!