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Birdsong

Crossbill is Still Eating...and eating...and

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I am still working on getting the white-winged crossbill female on a branch. Got closer today. She no longer minds if I come out in the yard--just keeps on eating. I can get within six feet. I'm hoping for a little sun tomorrow:

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Normally you wash your face before you have your portrait taken, dearie:

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Good girl!:

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Much better:

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Heck of a series. But then, you do have the home court advantage. grin You can sure see how they got their name, when you look at the last pic.

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I'm with the first one, too. Great natural looking environmental portrait, and the cocked head is a bonus. smilesmile

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Nice shots! I saw some whitewings this winter, but I don't remember that bright a coat on the female.

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I saw some whitewings this winter, but I don't remember that bright a coat on the female.

The first one that came four days ago was remarkably different. I had a photo of both on one feeder, but must not have kept it. Here is the first:

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I just remembered--our local bird guru says that one is probably a juvenile male moving into maturity. The one above actually had a pinkish tinge to the upper breast. Or maybe its the twenty pounds of black sunnies he/she has eaten.

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Nice shots Birdsong. I don’t think I have ever seen one of these birds before in the wild.

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I really like your series Birdsong and only wish that one would stop in front of my camera. They always seem to be flying right by.

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