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 ....

Red Crossbill (4 shots)

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