Friday, August 7, 2009

Red crossbills on long-dead alder

I came across a pair of red crossbills as I was walking along the beach near my parents' place on Saltspring Island. I took some pictures of the male. What a pretty guy.

They were on a dead alder that had been stretched across the beach for at least the last five years. I guess they were eating insects because there's no way that tree has seeds on it.

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