|Red Crossbill (4 shots)|
Friday, November 16, 2012
Photospot: Red Crossbills in Montauk
This is, quite simply one of my favorite species. A good looking bird and fascinating in terms of behavior, but also very much evolution in motion as a single species seems to be evolving to 20 or more species 'as we speak'. I managed to get recording of these birds and Matt Young (Mr. Red Crossbill at Cornell University) confirmed them as 'Type 3' which are wanderers/vagrants from the Pacific NorthWest. See, I told you they were interesting ....