Thursday, 3 March 2011

Two Barred Crossbill

Unfortunately not seen by my good self though. The sighting was made last Sunday by a dutch birder who had asked me for some advice on birding around Oslo and was lucky enough to find a fine adult male amongst one of the many Crossbill flocks that are to be found currently in the forests bordering Oslo. This is a good record with very few records so far this year in Norway although it is an invasion species and with the vast numbers of Common Crossbills being recorded it is no surprise that there is the odd rarer cousin in amongst them. Parrot Crossbills which are always a scarce bird in this part of Norway have also been recorded in the last week or so and there are still a few Pine Grosbeaks being reported in amongst the Crossbills.

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