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Old Nov 15, 2012, 1:20 PM   #1
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Default Whitw-winged Crossbill

These were taken Monday at Salisbury Reservation in Salisbury, MA. These birds always travel in flocks and are uncommon and irregular in our area. They feed on conifer seeds especially from hemlocks and spruces.

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Old Nov 15, 2012, 1:23 PM   #2
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Excellent shots Lou ! I think #3 is my favourite (finer feather detail) but they are all great.
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Very nice shots Lou, I agree with Kevin on #3, very sharp, I like the colors and compositions

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Great shots, agreed on #3
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 8:32 PM   #5
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These are great Lou. Am I correct in assuming these were taken with the Sigma 150-500?
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Very nice shots! They are such pretty birds, and the bills are fascinating. I'm not sure I've seen a bird with a bill quite like that.
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Great color and lighting on each of these! Especially nice pose & detail in #2.

I've heard (over at the Stokes birding blog) that there are a number of far northern birds, like these crossbills, being seen farther south than usual this fall. See if you can persuade them to visit us in Tennessee!
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Thanks everyone.

Mtman - Yes the shots were with the Sigma 150-500mm.

Mole - I'll have a word with them.

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