Jeff Sanders, Bonnie Duman and I had great looks at 15-20 WHITE WINGED CROSSBILLS feeding in the spruces by Parking Lot 1 in Chicago Botanic Garden this morning - once about 8:15, then again at 8:45. The first time they were spotted by Jerry Rosenband; the second time, by Ann Harness. They stayed for a long time and were just above eye level for great views of both males and females and their feeding behavior.
Also seen: about 75 PINE SISKINS, 20 COMMON REDPOLLS, one WHITE THROATED SPARROW, one SONG SPARROW, one CROW, and multiple GOLDFINCHES and DARK EYED JUNCOS.
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