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I've seen glimpses of this bird on the sunflower seeds and wondered - from the back - if it was a female goldfinch. Today I got a better look, and it's definitely not. The bill is distinctive, and the only match I can find is a female red crossbill. But the range maps don't show it this far south or east by a long ways. Nor do they show an area of migration. What do you think?