23 March 2012
On this day (March 23rd)...........
March 23rd 2009.
3 years ago there was a big influx of Common Crossbill into south Hokkaido with 4 or 5 separate flocks in Hakodate alone. One such flock was in the park near may apartment and they were pretty tame and often came to ground like these ones drinking from puddles on the road on a grey rainy day.
The male was brilliant vivid red.
I should have knelt down to get a better angle...............oh well next time next time.
2008 and 2009 were very good years for crossbills, I haven't seen any crossbills this year, there were only a few last year (2011) and none the year before (2010), this is an unpredictable species for sure.
Thanks for clicking this link........
Labels: Common Crossbill