Whilst photographing Crossbills on my local patch in Wykeham Forest a group of passing ramblers asked what I was photographing. I replied Crossbills in which one of the ramblers replied 'you only get Crossbills in Scotland', in which I replied 'they are resident in areas across the UK and here they are doing very well'.
A couple of them took a peak through my camera and could not believe that they were actually looking at Crossbills in the UK and only minutes from the Yorkshire Coast. I told them this is the reason why I live here, it's an amazing place and so diverse in rich habitats. They went on their way and I could hear them for several minutes talking about seeing Crossbills for the first time and in Yorkshire - just brilliant.