Wednesday, 23 June 2010

31st May 2010, Scottish Crossbill

For those who think Scottish Crossbill harder to find than a decent English goalkeeper (he-he) I was fortunate to find several today with several adults and juveniles feeding on Larch ( the bird is perched in a Scot's Pine):

The chunky little streakies can be located by their high pitched whistle or "tee-t'ow" begging calls when the adults are close. Interesting that this group were feeding on Larch when there was so much pine available - it is usually later in the summer that scotica switches to Larch.

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