Crossbills and a Redpoll in the Great Swamp N.W.R., Nov. 18, 2012

The morning was frosty today at the overlook on Pleasant Plains Road in the Great Swamp N.W.R. for Jeff Ellerbusch, Simon Lane and me. Some excellent ears (not mine) were able to instantly pick out definitive calls of a White-winged Crossbill, Red Crossbill and Common Redpoll as they flew over between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m.

Highlights from Pleasant Plains Road:
Northern Harrier
Cooper’s Hawk – 2
Bald Eagle – (probable 1st year)
Red-shouldered Hawk
Eastern Screech-Owl
American Kestrel
Eastern Bluebirds – 15
Hermit Thrush
American Pipit – 4
Rusty Blackbird – 4
Red Crossbill – sounded like type 3
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin – 2

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