A new Crossbill location

Common Crossbill

The Crossbills seemed to have thinned out in Hakodate and Oshamanbe but we found a flock yesterday next to another port.

There were some Siskins in amongst them too.

Eurasian Siskin

Other stuff around included Redpoll, Osprey, my first Eastern Marsh Harriers and Oriental Turtle Doves of the year plus the usual common ducks and gulls. No Eagles anywhere…………

A week later

Common Crossbill

You may have noticed I’ve posted loads of Crossbill shots lately. Most of them were from Oshamanbe 2 weeks ago but 1 week ago we went and the same group was in the same place……….

Common Crossbill
Common Crossbill

They are everywhere this year, I have tons of shots from Hakodate to sort through too.