Paul Tyrrell wrote: '...the pick of the bunch was this male Crossbill seen
at Whiteford. This single male was seen in the second large block of conifers on the way too the point, no other Crossbills were seen.'
(c) P. Tyrrell
While Crossbills are scarce in the lowlands, our upland conifer plantations seem to be supporting a booming Crossbill population, which of course are now breeding.