Crossbill feeding chick

 

There are many species that pass through our region. Some breed and raise their young here; many are tourists that only pause for a while, feed, and move on. Sometimes it is difficult to tell who was hatched and raised young locally and who was not.

Today, I observed (what others undoubtedly already knew) that the Red Crossbill raises its chicks beside the Lake.

A female Red Crossbill eyes one of its chicks.

The parent prepares to feed. Note: this freshly fledged chick has yet to develop its crossed bill.

It then feeds its chick.

 

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1 Response to Crossbill feeding chick

  1. jo groff says:

    soooo beautiful : ). Thank you for all these images that provide me a closer look at the wonder that surrounds!

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