Date: 1/5/18 12:32 am
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Ft. Stevens Battery Russel Crossbills,
And the SuperMoon

On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 12:08 AM, Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:

> 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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