Our hawkwatcher, Steve Kolbe, has also been documenting the unprecedented finch flight this fall at Kiptopeke and he was able to get this remarkable image as a flock sped past...a male and female Red Crossbill and a male White-winged Crossbill.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Kiptopeke State Park...this video was taken on on November 14th...and hundreds more are flying around the area. They are part of an unprecedented invasion of northern finches this fall. A rare Common Redpoll has also recently visited the feeder and flying over the nearby hawkwatch platform in recent weeks have been rare White-winged Crossbills, Red Crossbills and Evening Grosbeaks. They have joined the more common American Goldfinches, House Finches and Purple Finches to create an exciting migration spectacle not seen for many, many years!