February and March were big for Common redpolls
this year. We don't always have them in WI since they normally nest and winter further north, but every few years there will be a failure of the seed crop and they'll head south. 2011-2012 was an irruptive winter. These are females:
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."
"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."