I just received an email from Matt Young confirming that the Red Crossbill I saw in Wilsonville earlier today is a Western Hemlock/Type 3 crossbill. Craig TumerPortland
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: [obol] Re: Valley Crossbills From: "Craig Tumer" <craig...> Date: Tue, February 06, 2018 1:26 pm To: <ticebill7...>, "Obol" <obol...>
I had a single female Red Crossbill perched in the top of a coneless Doug fir at the edge of Graham Oaks Nature Park in Wilsonville at about 12:30 today. I recorded its calls, attached the recordings to my eBird checklist, and sent a link to the checklist to Matt Young and Tim Spahr in hopes of getting onfirmation of crossbill type. This is the first RECR I've seen in the Valley this winter. Craig TumerPortland
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: [obol] Valley Crossbills From: Bill Tice <ticebill7...> Date: Tue, February 06, 2018 9:57 am To: Obol <obol...>
Hi All,Just a minute ago I had a flock of some 50 crossbills fly over my house, here in western Polk County (Falls City). Was nice to see. They were headed east. As I have not heard of any reports outside the coast in W Oregon, this was surprising. However, I don't read all of the reports on OBOL, so may have missed something. Now, if only there were some of the White-winged variety...........I assume there were all Reds, so hopefully they will return for a better look.
-- Bill Tice : "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there." George Harrison