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Hoary or Common redpoll? - Sax-Zim Bog, MN (1 Viewer)

esrpiano

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I saw this bird among a large flock of Common Redpolls today at 11:30am visiting feeders in the Sax-Zim Bog in Minnesota (specifically at the entrance of the Bob Russell Memorial Boardwalk).

Can anyone help me distinguish if this is a particularly pale Common, or could it be a Hoary? 1-2 Hoarys have been Ebird reported almost daily at this spot for the past few weeks and another birder reported one at the same location while I was photographing, but I'm still unsure and not sold from these pictures....

Any thoughts or help would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

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Lisa W

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I’ve never seen one, but based on photos I would also say Hoary Redpoll
 

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