I noticed a flock of small birds in the birch trees as I glanced out the window while having my breakfast and wondered if they were redpolls. Were they going to stay or fly on through? At ten thirty I went out to see about the feeders, and found a very determined redpoll sitting in the platform feeder gobbling up the sunflower seeds as fast as she* could shell them. Every now and again she would poke her head up for a quick look round (my chance to take a picture).
*Both the male and female have a red crown, but the female lacks
the red cheeks and breast.