[Ontbirds] Red Crossbills Baltimore, Northumberland August 19
mjcbain at sympatico.ca
Sat Aug 19 18:17:15 EDT 2017
Small group of 8 Red Crossbills out in the open, preening themselves in tops of dead trees near the small stream on Bull Road in Baltimore, 5pm Saturday August 19.
Good scope views – one streaky juv., one first year male close to adult plumage, the rest female-looking.
Fairly silent group – only a few soft contact calls. “Type” unknown.
Directions: Go north approx. 8 km on County Road 45 from Exit 474 on Hwy.401.
At the north end of the hamlet of Baltimore, Bull Road is the first road running east a short distance north of the Baltimore Garden Centre which is on the east side of CR 45.
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