Crossbills

17th October 2011
What a horrible, windy, wet day up high on the Beacons, still hoping for some Ring Ouzels but no luck so far. Redwings and Fieldfares are flying around in ever increasing numbers, and once they settle on a feeding area I hope to get some shots of these lovely birds. I was eating a sandwich in my car, and as usual birds appear as soon as you take a bite, and sure enough it would have to be one of my most infrequently seen birds and also one of the most difficult to photograph, Crossbills! I jumped out of the car in a hurry because they don't show very often and I took a few handheld shots of this male bird feeding in a larch tree, the wind was really strong and it was drizzling heavily so the quality is not the best, but I thought i'd show them.
Please see UK Birds.