12 March 2014

Crossbills in the slush and drifts



Amazingly it wasn't snowing AND I had a spare 2 or 3 hours so I went down the river to see if the crossbill flock was still around. It was.




There weren't as many as last week plus the deep snow made it difficult to follow them around.










Sometimes it was difficult to get a clear shot.....................






Otherwise only 1 Redpoll, a few Hawfinch, Dusly Trush, Coal Tit, Goosander and a lone Peregrine............

On Monday at Onuma there was Black Woodpecker, White Tailed Eagle, Smew and Japanese Grosbeak but nothing posing for the camera. The Gyrfalcon was apparently very active on Monday morning but didn't show when we got there in the afternoon......................

Very heavy snow the last week or so, a bit odd for early March.................

4 comments:

  1. A good range of positions with the Crossbills make for an interesting post.

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    1. Hi, yes they are an interesting looking bird..............

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  2. I went on a long hike yesterday to where the local crossbills live, but found no sign of them :( These are all beautiful, as usual :)

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    1. I only ever saw Crossbills once in the UK. In Scotland, in 1984!

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