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Rare Visitor

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In nearly 40 years, Leonard only saw a red crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) on our property one time. That was until last week, when a solitary male crossbill was in the hybrid poplars next to the house along Modoc County Road … Continue reading

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Red Crossbill

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The red crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) is so dependent on the seeds of pine cones for its survival that this member of the finch family breeds in the coniferous forests of boreal (northern) Canada and in the mountainous West. (Red Crossbills … Continue reading

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