I located a few Crossbills in a tall pine and then stumbled on a patch of rainwater in a cart track. Knowing that Crossbills drink frequently I positioned myself with the sun behind me and waited. It didn't take long for the action to start....not only Crossbills but Woodlarks were singing, Siskins flew in, Meadow Pipits bathed and a Raven was harrassed by Carrion Crows...and then a Buzzard landed in a nearby tree and spooked the lot!
A few images below...and a good morning.
|The first Male Crossbill|
|What a size diiefence....Raven and Carrion Crows|
|Woodlark...about to sing!|
|A male Crossbill at the puddle.|
|Meadow Pipit appoaching pool.|
|Another male Crossbill...about to come to the pool.|
|Female Crossbill drinking.|