Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Crossbills at last

A countrywide invasion this year has so far passed me by despite vast amounts of time spent in suitable habitat and a permanent crick in the neck from staring up at empty conifers. This morning Southey Wood came up trumps with at least five birds calling and feeding; two males, one female and two juveniles.

Lighting was appalling for photography but here are a couple of poor shots anyway.

Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra

Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x20

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