Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New Bird at Feeder

I've been debating all day on whether to put these pictures on or not. They are only fit to put in the trash. I was excited and didn't take the proper time with the camera because I was afraid he would fly off before I got a picture. Another lesson learned....take your time! I looked him up in my bird books and it appears it's a White Winged Cross Bill. He did fly off after I took the pictures and I've been looking outside all day hoping he would come back. I'm hoping after the 40 cm. of heavy, blowing snow ends tomorrow, he may return looking for food. No doubt I will be inundated with birds.

8 comments:

Pete said...

hope he comes back OC

Mo said...

At least you go him :-)

Jan said...

Wow he's fantastic.

Toffeeapple said...

How exciting! what a beautifully coloured bird, I do hope that he comes back to feed.

st said...

all my pictures are classed as record shots so they are record shots.

oldcrow61 said...

lol st. I guess that's a good way to look at it.

Border Reiver said...

Hi Oldcrow. Nice shots (and those on the feeders below). Thank you for posting them, as Crossbills are not known for their hanging about to be photogenic. And it gave me an opportunity to do a bit if digging, sorry research and found out some interesting facts about the White Winged Crossbill

*can eat up to 3,000 conifer seeds each day.

*Breeding is opportunistic and can occur throughout the year whenever food is sufficient for the female to form eggs and raise young. The species has been recorded breeding in all 12 months.

There you go !!

oldcrow61 said...

Thanks for the info Border Reiver. I appreciate it. He hasn't been back since although I've kept looking for him. I've heard that there is a great abundance of cones this year and I'm surrounded by these trees. I think that's why the squirrels haven't been at the feeders although I hear them in the woods around me.