I love these little common redpolls. They're definitely early birds--this video was taken around 7 AM. They flock to the feeders like this every morning until around 8:30 or so. They're scrappy little birdies and not too willing to share, but that's what makes them so much fun to watch.
Even though this winter has been cold, snowy and long, these colorful little visitors from the north have made it bearable and memorable for me and I hope for any of the rest of you who have been lucky enough to spot these redpolls--maybe even in your own backyard!