Get yer ice cold birders here!
This time we decided to give it another chance. And guess what, we saw three flying off into the sunset as usual.
As we were getting ready to pack it in, I saw a few birders in the distance with spotting scopes looking into a pine that we scanned earlier. They were waving at us to come and see. Lo and behold, more White-winged Crossbills had arrived and were feeding in the pines. If only I could stop my hands from shaking in the cold! We had been out for quite awhile at the lakefront looking at gulls. Not my idea of fun, I prefer woodsy birds, but...you never know what you'll see.
I have another new bird to add to my list now. Dave's a happy boy.
Who's a pretty bird?
Lovin' them piney cones!