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Red Crossbill --(Loxia curvirostra) (50720 bytes)

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Red Crossbill
Loxia curvirostra

After a few minutes, the crossbills seemed to decide that I was not something to be worreid about. They would fly to the ground to pick up a hemlock cone, then fly back up to a branch to eat the seeds out of it.

Location: Hillcrest Drive, Sitka, Alaska

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