Part of a vagrant flock of Parrot Crossbills which had been present on Budby Common for several weeks.
Sadly photos here are less than brilliant, but ID is correct,
Plumage black with a purple sheen. Bill, legs and feet also black.
Black-plumaged bird with a grey nape and distinctive white irises to its eyes.
Pink legs and feet, and an orange bill.
Plumage greyish-brown, with a darker head and paler belly. The plumage is also patterned by the pale fringes on its feathers.
Black-plumaged bird with a grey nape and distinctive white irises to its eyes
Leaves are broad, glossy dark green with a leathery texture.
The flowers are solitary in the leaf axils; they are violet/purple
Mats of hairy stems. The corolla is four-lobed and blueish; at the center are two long, protruding stamens. Solitary flowers occur in leaf axils. The leaves are rounded or kidney-shaped with blunt teeth and short stalks.
Large, pointed oval leaves with marked serrations; purple flowers.
Leaves are triangular with a rounded base, softly hairy, and with a serrated margin; flowers are white, produced in whorls on the upper part of the stem.
Leaves divided into three segments with flowers about 2 cm diameter, with six petal-like segments with many stamens.
Reddish underparts and a blue-grey cap. Large double white wing bars, white tail edges and greenish rump.
Orange/red breast and face lined with grey, brown upperparts and a whitish belly.
On bird table at back of cabin - 3 observed - all predominantly gray fur with a brownish colour tinge. A white underside and a large bushy tail.
On Holiday - view from cabin Bedroom window - predominantly gray fur with a brownish colour tinge. A white underside and a large bushy tail.
Very shiny, strongly ribbed elytra. Three thoracic horns.