When we spotted White-winged Crossbills during the Superbowl of Birding we were hardly able to stop and appreciate them.  We were, after all, in the midst of an hours-long competition to see as many species as possible, and as prime a species as White-winged Crossbills are we simply couldn’t give them any time (we similarly cut our Lapland Longspur and Common Redpoll watching short).  So it was with great pleasure that we returned to the Salisbury State Beach Reservation on the day after the competition and spent some quality time with the crossbills.

Nate over at The Drinking Bird got a great shot of a White-winged Crossbill falling on its face as it landed in the snow and it’s in this post.

And this post has been submitted to Bird Photography Weekly #23.  Go check it out!

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.