What's that sound? Have you heard pine cones dropping when walking around the Buzzard Trail? Look up and you might be able to see crossbills!

The flock of up to 20 birds can be seen flying between conifer trees on the Buzzard Trail and have a favourite drinking spot at a pond next to the path on the seasonal Heathland Trail. These noisy finches eat seeds from conifer cones with their specially adapted bills that give them their name.

   Male and female crossbills

  Female crossbill feeding

  Female crossbill

Images by Rob Gilmore