IN the middle of October, 1935, to my great pleasure I found that a flock of Crossbills (Loxia curvirostra) had arrived in a larch plantation near my home in Surrey, and the following observations which I have been able to make on the bird's method of feeding on the cones of this tree may be of value. When at work in a larch tree the Crossbill sometimes attacks a cone in situ, but more usually it ...

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