Friday, August 9, 2013

Incidental Observation

When I submit my bird sightings to eBird there is a category titled “Incidental” which is further explained as when “Birding was not your primary purpose”. This is what was going on when this bird was spotted. Jeanette was busy mowing the lawn at the Welcome Center when she saw it. She motioned me over and I came and took this photo.  We were both unsure of the identification. Turns out it is a Red Crossbill, but because it is a juvenile it does not have the bright coloring of the adult which would have clued us in right away.

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