Date: 12/20/17 2:23 pm
From: <mcvetas...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Red Crossbill recorded at Swallow Cliff
On my fourth or fifth attempt to see Red Crossbills at Swallow Cliff FP in Palos Park, Cook, I finally succeeded today about 10:15am. I photographed and recorded a single immature male calling from atop one of the white pines near the parking lot. To my eye and ear, I believe this is a Western Hemlock or type 3 Red Crossbill.

Images and recording at the link.

Compare to the spectograms and recordings on eBird.

Matthew Cvetas
Evanston, IL
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