Saturday’s Shots

I just love these Horned Larks and I I was trying to get some more interesting photos of them today. I was trying to anticipate when the birds would interact like this. Black Dirt Region, 11/22/14.
I just love these Horned Larks and I I was trying to get some more interesting photos of them today. I was trying to anticipate when the birds would interact like this. Black Dirt Region, 11/22/14.

I birded in the black dirt this morning and didn’t have any out-of-the-ordinary sightings but the light was nice and I took a lot of photos, so I’m going with basically a photo post.

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It’s the Northern Harrier time of year. I didn’t have any terrific opportunities but I did take some distant shots. Black Dirt Region, 11/22/14.
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I love the light and the shape of this bird the streetlight and a truck in the background….ugh. Northern Harrier in Pine Island, NY 11/22/14.
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I have this as a first winter White-crowned Sparrow, at Wallkill River NWR, Liberty Loop Trail, 11/22/14.
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This not a bird that I get many photos of for some reason. Northern Cardinal at Wallkill River NWR, Liberty Loop Trail, 11/22/14.

The highlight of the day was being able to spend some time with some Horned Larks in several locations in the black dirt. These two shots preceded the photo at the top of this post:

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I love the dirt flying in this photo! Horned Lark in the Black Dirt Region, 11/22/14.
I love the dirt flying in this photo! Horned Lark in the Black Dirt Region, 11/22/14.
Gorgeous individual here, in my opinion. Horned Lark in the Black Dirt, 11/22/14.
Gorgeous individual here, in my opinion. Horned Lark in the Black Dirt, 11/22/14.
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Sweetness. Horned Lark in the Black Dirt Region, 11/22/14.
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This is a more typical look; Horned Lark in the Black Dirt, 11/22/14.

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Saturday’s Shots”

  1. Excellent shots of the Horned Larks Matt! Also, nice find on the Blue Goose the other day, that was a comment I wasn’t able to make. Looking forward to sifting through those geese through the winter! If you’re reading this, I was able to make the post. It appears to be working the way it used to, so I assume it will go through. Thanks for taking care of it. John

    1. Thanks John, I’ve been enjoying the larks this year – I just wish I could find a longspur among them! I hope it’s a good year for geese, and FYI Blue Chip Farms had a good number of Canada Geese this afternoon. Thanks for prompting me to get the comments fixed (hopefully). Matt

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