Red Crossbill, Independence

Observers: Andrew Kirk
Date: 08/13/2008
Time: 05:32 PM -0400
Downtown Independence, 9Aug: a bird in flight calling keep-keep. Not a pine tree to be found, so this crossbill settled into a locust. From there it called over and over for ten minutes, before flying off. Its call was a bit different from others I have heard: keep-keep (sometimes just a single keep) rather than kip-kip. Photo attached just barely shows the bill and some color.