Separation Lake remains completely frozen now but there was a side pond only viewed from the top of the hill that had a small area of water. While I watched, two Tundra Swans landed there to join the usual cast of ducks. While leaving, I noticed a male Harrier sitting on a post so I stepped out of the car to take a quick photo. After shooting some images I noticed a small group of sparrow sized birds flying in the distance so I took a couple of shots for ID. After a quick check on the camera I saw that they were Lapland Longspurs! This is a new region bird for me here and my first since living in China and seeing them on my patch there. Separation Lake delivers yet again.