20 January 2008

Lapland Longspurs, etc.

I've been searching flocks of Horned Larks for Snow Buntings and Lapland Longspurs periodically for years and for several hours a week since the new year with no luck. Today my effort finally paid off, when I found my lifer Lapland Longspurs - two of them - in a flock of Horned Larks near the Benson Marina.

I also saw my first Golden Eagle of the year as a beautiful adult flew low over my car in the west side of Cache Valley, and my first Eurasian Collared-doves in Newton. I tried to photograph the doves, but just as I was focusing a Red-tailed Hawk flew over and spooked them.

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