The common redpoll bird is not seen every winter where we live. The bird spends its summer in the tundra (Artic) and the winter in brushy areas. Sometimes they do travel further south in the winter. The birds look like sparrows but they belong to the same family as the gold finch. Both male and female have some rose colour on the crown of their heads and the males also have rose colouring on their upper breast. They like to feed on seeds including niger seed which we have scattered for the partridge. With winter hopefully ending soon, these birds will be flying north for the summer season.