Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Snow Bunting is a Regular Winter Visitor to the open fields

Every winter we see the odd flock of snowbirds -- as we might call them -- fluttering across the snow covered farmer's fields out here in the country. They are actually snow buntings [Plectrophenax nivalis ]. Shown here is a flock that is just about to take flight after feeding for mere moments on some corn that was put out on the snow for the wild turkeys.

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