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Red Crossbill (Finch)
Central Eastern Nevada, USA

Common to mature conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest, crossbills are foraging farther south, in the path of drought and wildfires that have depleted their nut sources.

This fellow is going to need to eat an awful lot of those wildflower seeds, in lieu of his fattier standard.

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Canon 550D EOS
Sigma 70-300mm
Kenko 2x

Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownabout 2 years ago

    A great capture Arla!

  • Thank you, Barbara!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 2 years ago

    Very nice capture. They are beauties.

  • Thank you, Bunny – I had never seen one before today.

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • teresa731
    teresa731about 2 years ago

    Just love how he matches the bush he is sitting in!! Great capture!!

  • Thank you VERY MUCH, Teresa!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 2 years ago
  • How WONDERFUL! Thank you so much, Tori!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

    Sept 27 – image per 24hrs
    Excellent work!

  • Thanks, Magaret!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you, Cindy!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • BonnieWoodson
    BonnieWoodsonabout 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful scene you have captured, Congrats on your features!

  • Thanks very much, Bonnie!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • sethworx
    sethworxabout 2 years ago

    An excellent and awesome capture!

  • Thank you so much, Seth!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • rasim1
    rasim1about 2 years ago

    Great capture.Lovely bird I have not seen before.

  • I hadn’t either! Thank you, Rasim!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture and bird. Hugs Tom

  • Thank you, Tom!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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