Saturday, 11 January 2014

11th January, 2014 Old Lodge

Parrot Crossbill Party of 10, (but  one was suspected to be a Common Crossbill).

Parrot Crossbill at Old Lodge, the flock consisted of 10 birds with 
big heads, bull necks, upright stance, top heavy, greyish suffusion to 
the collar, dark chevrons on the undertails, long-winged, upper 
mandible strongly decurved. They also seemed to be giving the 
two call notes both the chip and the chu notes. 
Also breaking off the pine cones and holding them in their bills.