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Friday, February 6, 2009

White Winged Crossbills

First I saw a female. I'd heard reports that some birds were dropping further south presumably because of the unusually cold temperatures so I'd been keeping an eye out for siskins, grosbeaks and such. When I got my binoculars I knew this bird wasn't one I'd seen before and I actually had to pull out a field book to identify the small flock as white winged crossbills.

I couldn't get any decent photos myself because (#1) they were moving around so much, (#2) it was 13 freakin' degrees and (#3) I still don't really know how to use the camera. Thank you Cornell Lab; they didn't stay long so I'm glad to have access to these photos.