Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Yet another White-winged Crossbill

And to think I didn't have a single photo of this species last year in my files.
This seems to be the year for them. At least around our birding area anyway.
I'm surprised I haven't seen any of their bigger cousins the Red Crossbill yet.
This male WW CR ( the only one we saw all day ) was taken on the Clarke's Crossing Bird Count :

6 comments:

NCmountainwoman said...

I love the angle of his head. Great photograph.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

He looks pretty serious about having his picture taken.Loely shot.
Blessings,Ruth

Shellmo said...

he certainly knows the best place to pose! Look at all those pine cones!

HANNIBAL said...

Ever since hearing about the WW Crossbills and seeing your photos, I've been scanning the pines with cones, looking for them...Not any yet...Another great shot!

Jayne said...

He's beautiful Nick.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Nick S said...

Thanks everyone, and a Merry Christmas to you too !