Nature Through My Lens

In the Rain


A Red Crossbill ( Loxia curvirostra) came into the yard for a visit today. It was quite pleased with the offerings at the bird feeders, particularily the Blackoil Sunflower seeds.

4 responses

  1. rhiebert

    Those are unique birds, or more correctly,they have unique bills.You got a fantastic shot of this one.

    2017/10/20 at 1:23 am

    • Ruth, thank you very much! From what I understand the bill is used on pine cones and such to get the seed out!

      2017/10/21 at 12:57 am

  2. birdlady612

    Nice photo. I’ve never seen a Crossbill in person, just purple finches.

    2017/10/20 at 2:26 pm

    • LadyBird, thank you! I’ve only seen one other Crossbill, a number of years ago, so it was a treat to have him come and visit our yard!

      2017/10/21 at 12:57 am

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