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common crossbill

  1. 259- Loxia curvirostra Common Crossbill- 14 décembre 2019.jpg

    259- Loxia curvirostra Common Crossbill- 14 décembre 2019.jpg

    Bec-croisé des sapins - Loxia curvirostra - Common Crossbill
  2. Common crossbill

    Common crossbill

  3. Common crossbills

    Common crossbills

    One more picture of my lovely encounter with these crossbills.
  4. Common crossbill

    Common crossbill

    Met some lovely youngsters today.
  5. Common crossbill

    Common crossbill

  6. Common Crossbill juv.  ♂

    Common Crossbill juv. ♂

  7. Common Crossbill ♂

    Common Crossbill ♂

  8. Common Crossbill

    Common Crossbill

    some walks produce very little but only 10 minutes into a stroll at the Devil's Punchbowl and there's a Crossbill rooting around the mud. Stunning views of the hills and autumn colours too.
  9. Common Crossbill

    Common Crossbill

    Ten plus migrating through the pine trees.
  10. Common Crossbill / Red Crossbill

    Common Crossbill / Red Crossbill

  11. Female crossbill

    Female crossbill

    Through my office window
  12. Male crossbill

    Male crossbill

    Through my office window
  13. ... there they were

    ... there they were

    ... and a whole flock of crossbills did come for them, right outside my 3rd story window. This was actually the second day I saw them there. The first day I'd left my camera at home. This day was foggy, and the office windows needed washing, but with some post-processing I managed to get a dozen...
  14. ... I was at the office ...

    ... I was at the office ...

    where I'd noticed that the Nutcrackers had not come for the pine cones outside my office window this year, nor were they likely to come for them now the cones had gone totally ripe and were opening up, but ...
  15. And then one day ...

    And then one day ...

    about a month and a half after that distant view of one crossbill way up at the top of a spruce tree ...
  16. X-bills

    X-bills

    The Crossbills were waaaay high up in the conifers that day. I couldn't even tell what they were through the 400 lens, not until I got the shots up on screen and cropped them massively. Most were too blurry, but this one somehow survived the cropping process.
  17. Female Crossbill

    Female Crossbill

  18. Male Crossbill

    Male Crossbill

  19. Crossbills

    Crossbills

  20. Male Crossbill

    Male Crossbill

  21. Another female Crossbill

    Another female Crossbill

    This one in breeding plumage, interesting to see that this one's bill is crossed the opposite way to the one I posted yesterday Wikipedia says "The mechanism by which the bill-crossing (which usually, but not always, occurs in a 1:1 frequency of left-crossing or right-crossing morphs) is...
  22. Female Crossbill

    Female Crossbill

  23. Crossbill male

    Crossbill male

    Big thanks to JR for the tipoff, thanks mate!
  24. Common Crossbill

    Common Crossbill

    From the passerine hide, Cordoba, Spain.
  25. Common Crossbill, Loxia curvirostra, Piquituerto Comn

    Common Crossbill, Loxia curvirostra, Piquituerto Comn

    LUIS SITGES http://birdingtrekkingandnaturecom-luis.blogspot.com.es/2014/01/birdwatching-penalara-natural-park.html
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