Later in the day whilst trying to relocate them (unsuccessfully) a Pygmy Owl (spurveugle) shot over my head with a couple of very agitated Common Crossbills flying away from it – a shot of a Pygmy Owl with a red male Crossbill in its claws would surely classify as a money shot?
|pair of 2BC - great birds|
|the female - probably a 2cy due to quite thin white tips to the tertials|
|the male is an adult with thick white tips to the tertials|
|male Common Crossbill (grankorsnebb)|
|female Common Crossbill|