[Tweeters] White-winged Crossbill tree species

Philip Dickinson pdickins at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 07:58:21 PST 2020


Josh saw more birds than I did, but what I did see was the same. There were some hemlocks with good cone crops.

Phil Dickinson

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> On Dec 1, 2020, at 11:49 PM, Josh Adams <xjoshx at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Hi Dave and Tweeters,

> The birds seemed to mostly be feeding in Western Hemlocks. I can't say I spend a lot of time inspecting hemlock's for the cone crop, but these looked especially bountiful. David Poortinga, who initially found this flock, has also encountered smaller numbers of WWCR throughout the foothills in recent days and I saw some nice photos from Skagit Co pop up today so I suspect birders in other birders in neighboring counties might have some luck if they can find similar habitat. Hemlocks seem to like areas adjacent to wet spots in the forest from my casual observation.

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> Josh Adams

> Cathcart, WA

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