Red Crossbill – 11/30/18

Observer: Vin Zollo

Observation Date: 11/30/18

Observation Time: morning

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Red Crossbill

Scientific Name: Loxia curvirostra

Comments: The Red Crossbill is so dependent upon conifer seeds it even feeds them to its young. Consequently, it can breed any time it finds a sufficiently large cone crop, even in the depths of winter. A flock of about 20 red crossbills has been repeatedly sighted at Moose Hill through the winter of 2018-2019 until at least May 21, 2019.

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