White-winged Crossbill - rarity in my area

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White-winged Crossbill - rarity in my area
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On Tues. it was so nice to get outdoors - a two hour drive to a tiny, quaint historic town here in Missouri to see if a White-winged Crossbill that was reported at backyard feeders remained.  I spent two hours enjoying the Crossbill who came and went along with other feeder birds - particularly nice I was the only one present.  This Boreal forest bird has managed to find its way all the way to Missouri. How fortunate and privileged I was to observe and photograph this very unique species. Of the about 10,000 bird species on earth only five, all in the Finch family have crossed bills.

White-winged Crossbill

Purple Finch (male)

Purple Finch (female)

Purple Finch (male)

Thanks for looking.  Ev

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