Friday, July 8, 2011

Grassland Birds and Mammals

On Monday a friend and I took a drive down south to Chaplin and Reid Lake to see if there were any rare shorebirds around, any returnee migrants, and also to see if we could find (or at least hear), some grassland sparrows, buntings and longspurs.

We were unsuccessful in finding any rare shorebirds, but we did see and hear Baird's Sparrow, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Nelson's and Le Conte's Sparrow, and a single male Lark Bunting.

Another highlight was a great look at an American Badger.

Here are a few photos from that trip :

American Badger



Baird's Sparrow



American Bittern



Willet



Savannah Sparrow



American Avocet


5 comments:

Babzy said...

Great porttrait of teh badger ! i like the avocet pic with the pinky background :)

holdingmoments said...

Superb set as usual mate.
I love that Badger; what a beautiful face he has.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are outstanding, but I especially enjoy the very bottom image...greatness~

Thomas and Shilpy said...

Lovely sharp images, particularly like the American avocet with its wings spread out...Thomas

Savories of Life said...

Neat!