Crossbills in the shade

Common Crossbill

There were 3 Crossbills in the small park near my apartment this morning. Lighting was not good and it was difficult to get a clear view.

Common Crossbill

This female obligingly flew down to the ground to take a drink………..

The white markings on the wings are occasionally seen on Common Crossbills, this is not a White-winged Crossbill sadly.

Common Crossbill

Brambling, Hawfinch, Dusky Thrush, Coal and Varied Tits were around as was a flyover Great Cormorant, presumably newly arrived for the spring.

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