Tuesday, 19 February 2013

How to get a seed from a pine cone?

I stumbled across this great video from the wonderful Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which answers the question: "How do Crossbills get at pine seeds with that bill?". Even better, the answer is illustrated with Two-barred Crossbills (or White-winged Crossbills as they call them in the States). This video stirs up happy memories of the female in Bagley Woods, Oxfordshire in 2002 :-)

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