Thursday February 20, 2003
I stopped for roadkill at the jct. of Prindle and Bean Rd. in Charlotte.
It was a smallish bird and I thought it may be a Waxwing of some kind. It
turned out to be an adult female Red Crossbill. As I picked it up,
another female up in the trees began flying back and forth calling in what
seemed to be an attempt to make me leave. Have there been reports of Red
Crossbills this year (I haven't seen another winter finch yet this year).