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#1 folkeye

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:20 AM

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These two different crossbill males? Red Crossbill and White-winged Crossbill? As usual please pardon the terribly blurry shots,my trial and error on the SLR is truly hit and miss. Especially with lens at max and tiny bird far up tree.

Both taken in Kodiak Alaska, one in town, one outside.


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Crossbill 1 by notrufus, on Flickr


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White-winged Crossbill by notrufus, on Flickr

Assuming this is the female to the red/white crossbill:


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Female Crossbill by notrufus, on Flickr

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:29 AM

I agree with your IDs. Looks like you got a pair of White-winged and a lone male Red to go with your female Red from the other day.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:42 AM

I agree with your IDs. Looks like you got a pair of White-winged and a lone male Red to go with your female Red from the other day.


Oh I got a little more than a lone Red Crossbill :D Will get it posted eventually. Very cool on seeing both types though.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:37 AM

Very cool on seeing both types though.


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:38 PM

I'll confirm the 2nd one as a White-winged.

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