Sunday, December 16, 2012

Crossbill on Sweetgum in The Ramble

White-winged Crossbill in The Ramble -- 12/15/12 - photo by Ed Gaillard

Ed Gaillard reports [via NYSbirds-l] on yesterday's crossbill encounter:

Spent a pleasant afternoon in Central Park Saturday.  Highlight of the day was White-Winged Crossbills high in the sweetgums just south of the Humming Tombstone area in the Ramble.  They were hard to identify, being mixed with Goldfinches and quite high up, but I got at least one photo showing the distinctive bill silhoutte, plus when they flew out, other birders present recognized the flight calls.