Red Crossbills still around

Jerry Britten

The flock of 5 visited our sunflower seed feeder again this afternoon.  They have been in the area since at least March 18.  Also heard the first Lazuli Bunting of the spring this afternoon.  A few days ago I discovered that a pair of Cooper's hawks are nesting on our property - this bodes ill for the passerines.
Ebird checklist of a half-hour on our patio with a couple of photos of the crossbills here:  

Jerry Britten
Morgan Territory.