The Common Crossbill has started courting

Despite the cold  and the snow the Common Crossbill has started wooing. In South Iceland they start breeding in February and the chicks hatch in March.

Krossnefur – Common Crossbill – Loxia curvirostra

The Common Crossbills are nothing less than spectacular when they sit in the top of a  spruce or pine tree . Their colours match beautifully with the green of the treees, the snow and the blue sky.

The photo of this pair was taken February 2, in Grímsnes, South Iceland.