Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lark Buntings!

Yesterday afternoon Barry Noret found four Lark Buntings on the soccer fields by Lake Creek Trail near the eastern border of the Town and Country playing fields (in soccer field #27). Lark Buntings are grassland species that are largely nomadic in the winter, always searching for a natural food supply. It might be that the drought is forcing these birds to search for food outside of their preferred natural habitat, thus finding them in a soccer field. Here's Barry's photo of one of the buntings:

According to my records this is the 208th species of bird we've found in the neighborhood since 2004. Great find, Barry!

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