Singing in January

Krossnefur – Common Crossbill – Loxia curvirostra – young male

I found some Common Crossbills on my walk in Grímsnes, South Iceland, last week. One male was already singing. In the last few years the Common Crossbills have started breeding in spruce and pine forests in February although it is still winter.

Common Crossbill – female

It will be interesting to see if this will also be the case this winter. We will be keeping an eye on them.

Common Crossbill – male