Separation Lake Birding March 24, 2020

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.

 

Separation Lake, Knutsford, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Mar 24, 2020 6:44 PM – 6:59 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.51 kilometer(s)
8 species
Canada Goose  15
Tundra Swan  2
American Wigeon  5
Mallard  15
Northern Pintail  30
Northern Harrier  1
Northern Harrier 980hj2
Lapland Longspur  6
Lapland Long spur gh2
Western Meadowlark  1

 

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