Date: 10/12/17 6:47 pm From: Tim Spahr <tspahr44...> Subject: [NHBirds] Bethlehem Red Crossbills
On the prowl for Red Crossbills, I stopped by Trudeau Road in Bethlehem today. It turned out to be a fantastic trip. I had 3 different flight call types and over 30 Red Crossbills--Types 1, 3, and "7/10". (readers of the new crossbill primer will note we think the old Type 7 represents a fair bit of the birds we have called Type 10 in the last few years--we are still working on this piece of the puzzle!)
There were also White-winged Crossbills present.
In addition to the crossbills, I was stunned to have a Golden Eagle go over not too high up. A real treat for me, and my first eastern record to boot.
In the checklist below I've put up a set of recordings for most of the finches I encountered, including lots of crossbills. Several clips have 2 flight call types. It was a challenge to separate them in the field, but not so hard once I got the recordings home.