Date: 3/19/17 3:33 pm From: Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Bear Creek - Smith's Longspur
I haven't seen it posted here yet - but this morning's walk at Bear Creek was successful in relocating the Smith's Longspur. The bird was originally spotted last Wednesday.
Additional highlights included an aerial fight between a Short-eared Owl and a Rough-legged Hawk, a second perched Rough-legged Hawk, and a terrestrial Snowy Owl. For many, the pair of Killdeer were a nice first of year surprise.
A huge thank you to Geoff Wilson who hosted the group which numbered some 50 vehicles. For many this was a life bird, and for most, a state bird. Thank you Geoff for coordinating the walk and for making many birders happy this morning!