I've finally read up a bit on these little birds. They're actually the Common Red Poll, latin name Carduelis flammea, and are of the finch family. They actually winter here and nest further north. They constantly feed as they are always in danger of hypothermia.
We've got some absolutely wonderful warm weather here right now... it's actually been hovering around 0^C. AND they've been saying as high as +6C today!!! Bring on that sunscreen folks I'm goin' to the beach!!!! Have a great weekend, kids!! I intend on it as it's a long weekend here for Family Day.
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