Date: 12/6/17 3:09 pm From: Mike Patterson <celata...> Subject: [obol] White-winged Crossbill at Ft Stevens
I spent the morning sorting through crossbills at Ft Stevens. I found lots of RED CROSSBILLS, at least 3 types (more probably 4). I saw red ones and pink ones and orange ones and even a bright yellow one, but out the many of crossbills I looked at, only one was definitively a WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL. It was sitting atop a spruce tree next to the road about halfway between Battery Russell and Parking Lot A.
I may have seen a second one across from Battery Russell in the tree tops, but could not confirm.
There is a very cooperative flock of large-bill Red Crossbills working the pine trees in the Battery Russell parking and crossbills were fairly easy to locate at Coffenburry Lake and the historical area as well.