As I was walking my dog today along the trail on the south side of the Otonabee River between the cottages and the river, I passed three workers removing the remains of a large pine tree they had cut down. A small flock of White-winged Crossbills was scratching around the ground by the workers, under their trucks, and amongst the remaining debris eating the seeds from the scattered cones. My dog and I were able to stand within ten feet of them and watch.

Location: Otonabee River
Observer: Tony Bigg

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.