Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 201

Common name:

Common Redpoll

Scientific name: [Acanthis flammea]
Date: Dec 10-current  [2012]
Time: all day
Length of time observed: all day
Number: 80-120
Age: ?
Sex: male and female
Location: near Silver Creek Junction
County: Summit
Distance to bird: 20 feet
Optical equipment: binoculars and camera
Weather: ll: sunny, cloudy, snowy
Light Conditions: bright, overcast
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
(see photos)
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior: flying in large flocks, feeding on ground and at feeders, siting in trees
Habitat: scrub oak mainly
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted: Sibley Guide
Description from:  
Observer: Nancy Garbett
Observer's address: PO Box 752 Park City UT 84060
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Merrill Webb, Dave Hanscom, Pat ?, Steve
Date prepared: Dec 31, 2012
Additional material: Photos
Additional_Comments: The flock has been coming daily, all day from early morning to sundown since early December