27 March 2014

Still in the park..............


 The Crossbills were still around today, I had another brief break from work................





They were in the trees behind the public toilet (which is closed in winter). Not the nicest place......................




There were 5 or 6 of them............with at least 3 males.





It was a bit dark in the shade..................







I'm busy the next few days................will they still be around next week?





8 comments:

  1. Do they extract seeds from the cones to eat? Some well timed shots there.

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    1. That's exactly what they do....................

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  2. Some great shots there Stuart. I must try and get some Crossbill shots but nearest are Stocks but I don't think they are as obliging as your local ones.

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    1. Hi Phil, I guess it is much easier where I am as the ones here are often in small parks with low trees.......................and now they are reduced to scavenging cones on the ground.

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  3. HI Stuart All great shots. it will be interesing to know when they do leave so keep checking in on them. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks Margaret I think they will probably stick around another couple of weeks.......................

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  4. I like the shots of them on the ground with the cones - never seen that behaviour other than in your recent series.
    On a more serious note - haven't you attracted enough attention from Hakodate 5-Oh without hanging around the public bogs?

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    1. The thought did cross my mind that I was looking a bit suspicious....................but the toilets are still closed for the winter.

      "Bogs"! I misrread that as 'blogs" and was puzzling over the meaning for a minute or so. Haven't heard them referred to as that for a long long time..................

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