Black Dirt, 11/09/14

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Male Horned Lark in the Black Dirt Region, 11/09/14.

Quick Post: I tooled around the Black Dirt Region for a little while this morning, mostly in hopes of relocating a Lapland Longspur that had been reported from the Mearns Bird Club field trip the day before. I dipped on the longspur, but there were plenty of Horned Larks and American Pipits to sift through. The birds were in loose flocks and most were quite distant, but I did have a few closer birds which allowed for some photos. I really enjoy seeing and photographing these birds, and although it didn’t happen for me today, it’s really exciting because there is always the possibility of finding Lapland Longspurs and Snow Buntings among them.

An American Pipit stands at attention, Black Dirt Region, Orange County NY, 11/09/14.
An American Pipit stands at attention, Black Dirt Region, Orange County NY, 11/09/14.
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Female Horned Lark in the Black Dirt, 11/09/14. 

2 thoughts on “Black Dirt, 11/09/14”

    1. Thanks Wilma. My birding time was really limited this week – it’s getting dark so early now. Hopefully this weekend will be a good one. Matt

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