Date: 1/5/18 12:08 am
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Ft. Stevens Battery Russel Crossbills,
Forgot the photo

On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 5:50 PM, Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:

> Unfortunately they were the Red Crossbill
> race which I have named the '*Wrong* Crossbill'
> I've thought about proposing it for full species recognition
> but unfortunately was not able to record the calls in
> all the wind noise. I'm sure the calls would have been distinctive.
> There were about 20 in the flock and in spite of much searching yesterday,
> no other crossbills were found. These were feeding on Shore Pine
> cones, as the formerly abundant Sitka Spruce seeds appear to have
> been entirely dropped by now
> But, the wind/waves/tides were truly spectacular. Helped out, no doubt,
> by the 'Supermoon' whose rising was equally spectacular on the drive home.
> Bob OBrien

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