Date: 12/6/17 2:13 pm From: Daniel Farrar <jdanielfarrar...> Subject: [obol] Lane coast Crossbills
Obol, While walking the dogs came across of flock of 20-25 chattering RED CROSSBILLS in the dunes south of Florence and west of Woahink Lake. They were feeding on a spruce crop in a mixed spruce/pine forest "island". The flock had some odd sounding chatter (I thought it sounded sort of like a typical Crossbill chup chup crossed with a Wrentit call). The flock flew and at one point came overhead and one clearly had WHITE wing bars in flight. They all appeared to be 1st year /female type birds. They flew slightly south and then flew east to another patch of spruce where I lost sight of them. Never saw them perched, but will keep on eye out.
Daniel Farrar Dunes City, Oregon <jdanielfarrar...>