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Old Monday 5th January 2009, 00:59   #1
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Rare appearance of White-winged Crossbill & Yellow-billed Loon

A beautiful White-winged Crossbill has shown up at a private residence in Norman, Ok and the Yellow-billed Loon is hanging out at Lake Hefner, which is very close to Norman. I did drive up to hopefully spot both birds, but only got the crossbill. We had a cold snap come through and Oklahoma was colder than the Dallas-Ft Worth area. I froze my hiney off waiting to see the crossbill - I finally couldn't tolerate the cold any more and birded by car till it showed up little more than an hour later. I didn't think I could tolerate the wind chill coming off the lake so I gave up on seeing the loon - for today at least! If it is hanging out for a little longer, I may drive up on a warmer day and look for it.
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