Date: 11/19/20 10:46 am From: Jesse Ellis <calocitta8...> Subject: [ia-bird] WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL - Washington County
Christie Meader just posted a male White-winged Crossbill to the Iowa Birding Facebook group from SW Washington County.
There have been reports of this species *farther south* of us already in Missouri, as well. If you're not already aware, ALL the winter finches are irrupting in the east and we should expect spillover. Both redpolls, both crossbills (but more White-winged), and yes, BOTH EVENING AND PINE GROSBEAK. Keep your eyes peeled and on your feeders, and ears open for all these species' distinctive calls.