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Red Crossbills - Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

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    Posted: 23 Nov 2017 at 1:54pm
16 Red crossbills with about 20 Pine siskins and a Purple finch - Tornado Alley (just south of the lodge on the south side is Swan Creek) in Oak Openings Preserve Metropark about ten minutes ago. The crossbills were very vocal and active, flying from tree to tree. At least two were in the pines over the lodge when I got back to the car.
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No fewer than 20 Red crossbills at the lodge a few minutes ago
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Audio recording Friday 11/24/17 afternoon confirms Red Crossbills (Ponderosa Pine or type 2) present.  Could be other types at the park too.

This Cornell article has more details on Red Crossbill types http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/crossbills-of-north-america-species-and-red-crossbill-call-types/
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22 Red crossbills very low at the bridge over Swan Creek (just SE of the lodge) just minutes ago
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At least a dozen today moving between the lodge and the pine stand just northwest of Mallard Lake
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21 Red crossbills this morning - 18 in pines across from the dunes on Girdham Road, 3 at the lodge.
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Had a flyover Red crossbill on the paved path near the Lou Campbell field today around 5pm.
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30 Type 2 Red Crossbills at Oak Openings Lodge parking lot. Morning Feb 2. Two groups: 4 & 26 birds.
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Four Red crossbills this morning at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark - moving between pines at the lodge and a couple of pine stands about 1/4 mile south and southeast of there.
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...and five more over our yard in Whitehouse a few minutes ago.
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