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Canon
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Canon EOS 7D
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1/1579 second
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F/6.3
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340 mm
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Nov 17, 2012, 12:49:35 PM
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White-winged Crossbill by Ryser915 White-winged Crossbill by Ryser915
White-winged Crossbills feed exclusively on conifer seeds extracted from pine cones. Their populations in New England vary from year to year, as they wander in search of good cone crops. Crossbills have an extremely unique bill, which is perfectly suited for extracting seeds from pine cones. This year, a phenomenal invasion of boreal finches (like the White-winged Crossbill) is underway in North America. When food crops are poor (fruit and seeds), northern birds flood into southern areas searching for greener pastures. So far this fall, Common & Hoary Redpolls, Evening & Pine Grosbeaks, and White-winged & Red Crossbills are all on the move. Other species like the Red-breasted Nuthatch and Bohemian Waxwing are on the move as well.

Salisbury, Massachusetts

November 17, 2012
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swashbuckler Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Super shot and wonderful description - very nice!
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Namisao Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very very beautiful =D
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RedNihao Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :) I featured your photo in my last journal [link] :)
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swashbuckler Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice capture, another species I'd love to have in MY collection - someday.... :)
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This beautiful work is featured in my latest News Article and my journal [link] . :heart:

You will find it in the Digital Art category, I am sorry, it is because of Sta.sh, some pictures are moved or even deleted sometimes. It is the reason why I don't want to edit the journal again...

Sorry for the delay, DA stopped me, pretending I was spamming!
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squidsticks Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic shot, not only for the details in the bird, but the way the golden colours just tie everything together. And great info in your description! Awesome stuff
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LDFranklin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Fantastic color and light!
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LeccathuFurvicael Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
This certainly explains why I came across a small flock of four Pine Grosbeaks on campus here in Maine - I've never seen them before in my life, and feel very luck to have seen them! Thank you for providing this information, and for sharing your photos!
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LeccathuFurvicael Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Darn typos - luckY, not luck.
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Sparia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful! :heart:
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