Date: 1/12/18 5:20 pm From: Chris Chappell <chris.chappell4...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Lapland Longspur at Davis Pasture - YES
Yesterday, I did not see LALO in mid afternoon at the site, though there were many Horned Larks and Chestnut-collared Longpurs, and a few McCown's.
Today, it was back at the tank previously described and seen intermittently a few times between approx 3 and 3:20 pm. It was foraging on bare ground among cow pies and Horned Larks, near 3 McCown's Longspurs at times. It was also seen out in the open by itself on the berm holding the water in the tank.
Yes, not easy to pick out due to the many other birds about and the near constant movement of the flocks, whether picking their way through cowpies or occasional flights upward and around. Scope was essential.