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.