This is on top of the Kalmiopsis, maybe 4000 feet or so and is in a burn. But yes, they don’t usually duck into the bushes.
> On Nov 15, 2018, at 9:48 PM, Jacob Mathison <jacobmathison1...> wrote:
> From eBird alerts:
> Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (1)
> - Reported Nov 14, 2018 12:00 by Trevor Hook
> - 360-362 Junction, Curry, Oregon
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.3274666,-124.1796857&ll=42.3274666,-124.1796857 > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49953315 > - 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