Reports of both crossbill species drew me to Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo after working a 13 hour shift this morning. Through a thick morning fog that the National Weather Service promised would dissipate around 9am, I navigated my way in the light Sunday morning traffic. Right on cue the fog started to burn off just as I pulled in the cemetery driveway. Woodlawn has been the final resting place for many prominent Toledo residents since at least the 1870's. The long history of this location results in many mature trees that attract a variety of birds.
|White-winged(left), Red Crossbill (right)|