It has been a crazy week...more snow, an inch of icing atop the 8" of white stuff, and cabin fever holding strong.
I got an alert that Snow Buntings were observed in a field about 16 miles from our home.
It was about the only morning that we could get out of our drive way with any hope of not sliding into a ditch.
For many years, Snow Bunting and Great Gray Owls were at the very top of my birding wish list.
I was thrilled for the opportunity of this rare visit to our area was really over the moon with excitement.
When I arrived I saw a snow covered field and a few areas that had been scraped back and covered with fresh cracked corn and assorted bird seed.
Then I spotted my first Snow Bunting, oh my goodness what beauties they are, really made me smile...so, so happy.
Along with nearly a hundred Buntings, were many more Lapland Longspurs, and in the mix were also Horned Larks.
What a swell treat, for all of these birds were new to me, and all of them were really beautiful to see. In the mix was also a few Sparrows and I got to see a Song Sparrow which I have included at the end of this post.
I am thinking I may have seen them before, but not very often.
The ice came and it is still here, some 5 days out now and no chance of it thawing any day this week. We are anticipating another Winter storm this evening.
The icing caused great damage in our 2 acres, but, that will remain for another post.
I am still having my Google problems, but have figured out a way to upload my images and I am very thankful for that...
Hoping everyone is well.
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As well as I am linking up with Stewart at:
Wild Bird Wednesday