bird behaviour, Sketchbook

More Crossbills

Double wing barred Common Crossbill- watercolour in sketchbook

A return to the moor to sketch Crossbills was fruitfull after a long walk. I eventually found the flock about a mile from where it was yesterday and as I set up my scope to sketch and photograph them the sleety rain fell! But I did relocate the wing barred bird and I am now almost convinced that this is an unusual variation in Common Crossbill plumage. I have also included some photographs taken yesterday of male Crossbills. These were taken using a Canon Powershot S95 hand held to the lens of a Swarovski HD 65 scope.

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