For lack of a good telephoto lens, I’ve had to sneak closer to the birdfeeder to get more pictures of the red crossbill and his wife (who is yellow, but is not called a yellow crossbill). The birds were wary as I did not have the water hose going this time, but I snapped what pics I could get. Here are a few of them just for fun.
He finds it awkward to hang onto the perches on the feeders and so will often take what has dropped to the ground instead.
His wife is more wary. Do you see her on the right by the post? You’ll see her better if you click to enlarge the photo and then click again to magnify it.
Mrs. Crossbill got nervous and flew up into the rhodos, leaving Mr. Crossbill feeling rather vulnerable. So he, too, flew up into the rhodos. She sat perfectly still, but he fidgeted a lot. You can see his antics in the next two photos.
Can you find Mrs. Crossbill as she sits very still?
Thanks for coming along to lunch with the birds. Did you notice it was multi-grain for good health?
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