Crossbills Cross Paths at Ohio Feeder
Have you ever had a crossbill at your feeder? How about both species of crossbills? At once? FeederWatcher Kathy Garber of Hudson, Ohio was lucky enough to have just that! Kathy had an immature male White-winged Crossbill and a female Red Crossbill hanging out in her yard and visiting her feeders for a few weeks earlier this month and was able to snap a few photos of the unlikely pair.
White-winged Crossbills are rare in Ohio. The conditions for Red Crossbills have to be just right – with a cone crop that suits the birds’ appetite. So, to have both birds at one feeder is quite unusual!
We sure wish Kathy would share her crossbills with the rest of us!