Parrot Crossbill – Pitts Wood Inclosure, Hampshire

A male Parrot Crossbill had been reported at Pitts Wood in the New Forest on Monday 7th March. I wasn’t particularly excited at the prospect of seeing the bird, I think this was because crossbill identification can be difficult and part of me believed that the identification was mistaken. The bird was looked for the next day and wasn’t seen and like a lot of other people I assumed that the bird was in fact a normal crossbill and that the record would be forgotten about […]