A return trip to Solna today to have another look at Two-barred Crossbill. Apart from needing it for the year list, the word was that these birds had now stripped the top of their favourite tree, a Larch which has fed them all winter. The result was that the birds were now feeding low down and giving superb views.On arrival there were four birds on view, a superb adult male and three female types. The views were stunning and I took the time to digiscope some photos as well as a lot of video footage. In addition I recorded the birds call externally and added the better quality audio to the video footage after editing.The calls from were given by the female birds it seemed, a rather excited call in response to a passing Goshawk. A quite wonderful morning, these are so full of character, it is always a pleasure to see them well.
A walk around the lakes saw me add two other species to my year list, with the female Shoveler still present, as well as the 2nd calendar Moorhen.