Grindon Hill, Wark Forest, Northumberland  February 2003

nice red males!

Grindon Hill, Wark Forest, Northumberland  February 2003

pair collecting lichens

Crossbill  Loxia curvirostra


Harwood Forest, Northumberland  February 2011

male

Kielder Forest, Northumberland  February 2011

female (3 above) apparently eating grass on roadside just feet from traffic!

Harwood Forest, Northumberland  February 2011

wing-barred female  - a rare variant but not a Two-barred Crossbill!

Harwood Forest, Northumberland  April 2010

streaky, recently-fledged juvenile with mandibles just starting to cross

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