Feb 5 2024
male, nest
Algonquin Park - There were hundreds of Red Crossbills. They were seen or heard at virtually every stop and are almost certainly nesting right now. They can breed in any month of the year, the decision being based on food availability not season. There are many types, with this one likely being the type that feeds on pines which have a good cone crop. They are notoriously tame, being very approachable and at times landing only a few feet away if you are still.
Feb 6

3 Replies to “Red Crossbill”

  1. This experience surpassed my expectations. I knew I’d find them but hoped I’d get lucky with some photos. I have way too many, both on the ground and in trees. 🙂

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