Red Crossbills - Rensselaer Co.

Lindsey Duval

This morning I hiked at both Robert Ingalls Preserve and Chestnut Hill Nature Preserve in Renss. Co. and had Red Crossbills flying low over Robert Ingalls giving their "jip jip jip" call. At Chestnut Hill I was bent down looking at a mushroom when a bird I didn't even know was nearby erupted into a song I wasn't familiar with. I looked up to see a Red Crossbill take off! 

I noticed on eBird that the whole area south of Cherry Plain SP has no records of RECR so I am glad to add a few. 

Lindsey D.