Red Crossbill

On a non-birding weekend get away on an around Sugarloaf Mountain, Ingrid and I were driving into the Cross Country Ski area, when I braked in the middle of the snow covered access road . . . as three Red Crossbills were feeding on salt in the roadway.  I had heard of this behavior, but first time we’d seen Crossbills in Maine.

A few hours deep in the woods we observed four White-winged Crossbills feeding on cones at top of Spruce trees.  We had binoculars but sadly no camera.

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