Pale Male, Same Time, Same Channel
Red Crossbills, Day 2

Red Crossbill

Today, thanks to the excellent birding skills of Jacob Drucker which were followed up on by Anders Peltomaa, many NYC birders got to enjoy a flock of Red Crossbills in Central Park.  The light made photographing them tough, but it was enjoyable to watch them.  The Red Crossbills are a new bird for my life list.

The video has regular and slow motion clips of the Red Crossbills extracting seeds for cones. The Red Crossbills were identified as the Type 3 subspecies using recordings made by Anders Peltomaa, by Matthew Young and Andrew Farnsworth, the flight-call-wizards of Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  This subspecies specializes in smaller and softer cones from trees such as Spruce, Fir and Hemlock.


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