Monday 7 May 2012

Chestnut-collared longspur/Iona Jetty

Just as I was about to leave for home a friendly birder told about this Chestnut-collared longspur that was about two thirds out along the jetty at Iona Monday afternoon. This incredibly beautiful bird was feeding on seeds and drew quite a crowd. On the way back to the car, a horned lark flew right into my path, which with the orange-crowned warbler made for a perfect day of bird photography except perhaps for the sunburn. Caspian terns were also present as well as a large flock of Dunlin.

Chestnut-collared longspur

Horned lark
Orange-crowned warbler

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