Date: 10/30/20 12:29 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: tell it to me straight.... finding a Lapland Longspur
"more so than Pawnee-West"

Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
On Friday, October 30, 2020 at 1:28:07 PM UTC-6, The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> Find a Horned Lark flock in and around Nunn, CPER and Pawnee-West and you
> are sure to hear and might get lucky to see them. Last year's first
> Pawnee-East CBC had lots of them, more so then Pawnee-East.
>
> [image: lalo.JPG]
>
>
> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
>
> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
>
>
> On Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:38:40 AM UTC-6, ronbco wrote:
>>
>> I'm a reasonably passionate birder, but not very patient.
>> I saw an ebird post for a Lapland Longspur nearby my home and since it
>> would be a lifer I went to look; no success, but again, I am not patient.
>>
>> Looking at ebird stats for the area (Loveland/Longmont) it seems that
>> sitings are not common. My general impression is that they are seen in
>> onsey/twosey out in the middle of fields, and you need to use a scope and
>> be patient.
>>
>> The siting I was acting on yesterday had one in a flock of horned larks.
>> When I arrived at the location, on queue, a flock of something swirled
>> around, too far for me to id. I watched the area for about 15 min and saw
>> very active flocks of probably horned larks and certainly meadowlarks. They
>> would usually settle in the midst of grass that was too high to site them
>> in.
>>
>> So my questions are:
>> - is the above experience typical?
>> - are they and their friends so skittish that you will never get within
>> 100 yds?
>> - if I spent say a few hours on a sunny winter day walking a field slowly
>> might I get a good look
>> - are the id marks distinctive enough that I will likely feel confident?
>> - do they hang with meadow larks, or just horned?
>>
>> Ron Bolton
>> Berthoud
>>
>>

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