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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Apparent PARROT CROSSBILL remains on site today

The bird showed up at about 0910 hours this morning and then remained in the area for about an hour, showing well. Undoubtedly large-billed, it still seems to have too much profile in the forehead. Whether an aberrant Common Crossbill, a Scottish Parrot Crossbill or vagrant Eastern Crossbill or Scandinavian Parrot Crossbill is still indetermined and I still look forward to sound recordings of its call. More of Simon West's excellent images can be found at his Flikr site at