Chestnut-collared Longspurs, Shepherd Creek

From: Leah and Andrew Kirk
Date: 12/30/01
Time: 4:22:34 PM
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At least four Chestnut-collared Longspurs on Shepherd Creek alfalfa field. That's easy to write, but it is a fun challenge to hear their little piddle-diddle call, then try to follow them in a flock of 500 Horned Larks. With today' s overcast conditions, the white wedges on their tails really stood out. Also present: 100+ American Pipits, 12-13 MoDo, and many hundreds of Savannah Sparrow being harassed by a male Harrier.