Date: 11/15/18 9:49 pm
From: Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...>
Subject: [obol] Curry Snow Bunting--very weird bird
From eBird alerts:

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (1)
- Reported Nov 14, 2018 12:00 by Trevor Hook
- 360-362 Junction, Curry, Oregon
- Map:,-124.1796857&ll=42.3274666,-124.1796857
- Checklist:
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Spotted on the road then flew 50 ft away. Observed it moving
low through the burned trees and snags. Allowed a close approach. Yellow
bill and the distinctive brown patch on head. Thought it was a Longspur at
a distance until I got the binoculars on it."

Besides this being a very odd place for one, the bird apparently was
hanging out in the underbrush. Very odd behavior for a Snow Bunting! Nice
find, Trevor, and great photos! Has anyone known Snow Buntings to behave
like this?

Good birding!

Jacob Mathison

"If you keep a green tree in your heart, perhaps a singing bird will
come." ~Chinese Proverb

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