Common Crossbill, Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)
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On Dec 31, 2010, audsrz from Traverse City, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:
The year the upper reninsula of Michigan had the large forest fire, we had whole flocks of them come to our yard looking for food. We still get a few every winter since the pine forests have not yet grown back. We don't have stone pine locally but they seem happy with sunflower/ safflour seed and tearing apart any pine cone they find.;-)