A few more images of the Potton Waxwings from yesterday (24th Feb), gorgeous birds!
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Saturday, 6 February 2010
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
"These two female-type crossbills were seen very well at Jackdaw Hill, Lidlington, recently. My attention was drawn to them by their very low guttural sounds and melodic phrases - typical sounds most commonly made by Parrot Crossbills!
Both birds had a large head and evenly-thick mandibles, with no overlap/crossing of the bill tip. They were most likely Common Crossbills of the eastern form, breeding in European Russia.
Many thanks to Robert Chapman for the accompanying images.