I finally made it down to Long Branch at Seven Presidents Park for both species of Crossbills which would be lifers for me.
I arrived at about 7am and got set up about 45 minutes later, why I was searching the Pines I couldn't stop wondering did all of my procrastinating over the last month, maybe the Birds have depleted the Cone crop at this location and moved on?
After about 2 hours Rob Fanning and some other Birders asked me did I see anything ,I said the only thing was hearing some fly overs, so I got in my Truck and drove down to Deal another proven location but no dice dead. , so I headed back up to the park for another try after it only took a few minutes and I spotted a Male and Female Red Crossbill flocking to a near conifer Hurrah!!