Date: 10/30/20 12:22 pm From: 'ronbco' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] tell it to me straight.... finding a Lapland Longspur
Thanks to all for the advice! I'll fearlessly take on the challenge this winter.
On Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 12:24:45 PM UTC-6 Bryan Guarente wrote:
> Ron, > For any of the longspurs in winter, it is best to learn their calls and > rattle calls (not their songs). When a flock of Horned Larks takes to the > air, they love to vocalize. Same is true of the Longspurs. The rattle > calls of Longspurs are quite distinctive from Horned Larks and that is how > I normally get my Longspurs in winter. > > *Lapland Longspurs from Colorado:* > From Nathan Pieplow: > > - https://www.xeno-canto.org/17814 <https://www.xeno-canto.org/17814> > - https://www.xeno-canto.org/17815 > - https://www.xeno-canto.org/17816 > > From Sue Riffe: > > - https://www.xeno-canto.org/461823 > - https://www.xeno-canto.org/450539 > > *It is worthwhile then to know what Horned Lark calls sound like too:* > From Sue Riffe: > > - https://www.xeno-canto.org/313073 (Ignore the Western Meadowlark > Call) > > From Ted Floyd: > > - https://www.xeno-canto.org/354538 (a nice flock doing what they love > to do) > > To me that is the way to win at the Longspur game, especially in winter > when your teeth are rattling like Longspur calls. > > Best of luck, > Bryan > > Bryan Guarente > Meteorologist/Instructional Designer > UCAR/The COMET Program > Boulder, CO > > > On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:37 AM Susan Rosine <u5b2......> wrote: > >> Haha, I'm not always patient either, so I get it. >> Honest answer, these little guys can be so difficult! I usually see them >> with Horned Larks. If you go up to the Pawnee Grasslands you can find them >> NOT with larks, and in larger numbers. >> I usually find them along the sides of dirt roads, either on the ground >> or on a fence. >> They are a tough bird, so I wish you luck....and patience! >> Susan Rosine >> Brighton, Adams County >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "Colorado Birds" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to cobirds+<u......> >> > To view this discussion on the web visit >> https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<ecbcf7cd-2b46-4b8b-b62f-5404d30887fao...> >> . >> >