Red Crosshill Winter

Published in 1974

Certain participants of the Christmas bird count sat eagerly awaiting Tom Imhof’s tally of the American Goldfinch, so they could reveal what they expected to be the surprise write-in of the day–Red Crossbills. It was an even greater sensation than they had anticipated, for two parties reported them near Lake Purdy (one saw a flock of 30), while another party had previous sightings from the Vestavia area.

Author: Helen Thigpen
Volume Number: 22 Year Published: 1974
Issue Number: 1-2
Page Number: 8

Link to article: 22 No. 1, 2_1974_p8-9.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: 22 No. 1, 2_1974.pdf