More crossbills, and the Western Grebe continues

With Red Crossbills around this winter, I’ve been trying for the past few weeks to ride around a bit and see if I could find them at new places with pine groves. West of Stillwater, there is quite a bit of planted loblolly pine at Lake Carl Blackwell. It took me about 3 minutes to find crossbills there. This one is a yellow, Red Crossbill:


Also at the Lake, a Western Grebe has been hanging around (well east of its normal winter range) since at least mid-December:


But sometimes, it’s the common birds that can provide a moment that takes your breath away:gtbh.jpg

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