There’s a New Bird in Town

Our little dental office has large windows in each room.  We have 3 bird feeders in the tree that we, along with our patients, enjoy watching.

We have a variety of birds that include finches, chickadees, downy woodpeckers, and cardinals to name a few.

My co-worker spotted an unusual bird at our office today.  It is a little larger than a finch, (it’s related) and has an orange head and underbelly.   Our boss came in and told us he had seen a picture of this bird recently.

red crossbill

Apparently, this particular bird, a Red Crossbill,  is on a wanted poster at the local Country Club.  Someone spotted this avian wonder on the golf course and efforts to locate it again have been futile.

red crossbill red crossbill

Until today.

red crossbill

The Red Crossbill usually hangs out in the Pacific Northwest and Canada.  Migration to this area is rare and the Audubon Society will be coming by tomorrow to document this appearance.

Bird paparazzi!

red crossbill

Welcome to Arkansas Mr. Crossbill!

Have a great day,


p.s. does this sound familiar Jason @ gardeninacity?

About the blonde gardener

I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
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7 Responses to There’s a New Bird in Town

  1. Listening to the hard core birders there is a lot of discussion this year about migration patterns that have altered do to the change in the environment. It would be interesting to see what the Audubon has to say.


  2. We had a pair at our feeder last spring, but I haven’t seen them this year…I had to get the book out when they first arrived to figure them out, too!


  3. Very cool! If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know we had a similar experience with the varied thrush. I like your crossbill!


  4. Oops, I just noticed your last line! Yes it does sound very familiar! Get ready to meet a lot of birders!


  5. how cool is that another celebrity bird garden!!


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