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The best animal photos of December

Dec. 28, 2011, 11:47 a.m.
A female common redpoll, a cold-hardy bird belonging to the Finch family

Photo: Moosicorn/Flickr

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Redpoll sighting at Moosicorn

A female common redpoll, a cold-hardy bird belonging to the finch family, takes a break from chowing down on bird seed to glare at a camera on Dec. 5 at the Moosicorn Ranch, a sustainable living experiment on a farm located outside of Spokane, Wash.