Feeder frenzy

The peculiar-postured nuthatch rarely sits upright long enough for a photo, but this one was hungry enough to sit still on the feeder peg for a second or two.

This redpoll looks like he got caught with his fingers in the cookie jar. I discovered recently that I have been spelling redpoll "redpole." The second is improper, even though it looks better to me. Neither of them make any sense. One is a communist Polish person, the other is what Gallup would do in the USSR.

The finch, although they sit primly, lose their dignity when it comes time to chow down.