Friday, February 29, 2008

Cute Fat Little Horned Larks!

Check out these great pictures posted by Charlie over at 10,000 Birds: Horned Lark. Jones Beach, NY. These birds are stocky, chubby, and wet-faced, shown foraging in the snow.

They're in sharp contrast to the ones I took at Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA. You can see my pictures in my January 13th post: Horned Larks at Crane Beach. The birds I saw appeared taller, sleeker and behaved like plovers.

I just had to share the link to 10,000 Birds' post since these are some great close-up pictures.

I also have some exciting news to share—this morning I finally bit the bullet and got a Mass Audubon membership. Can't wait to start taking advantage of it!

The first thing I will do is sign up for the Mass Audubon Birder's Meeting March 15th. I'm really looking forward to the event. As a matter of fact, BirdingGirl will be featuring an interview with one of the presenters at the meeting, David Scarpitti, this weekend. His break-out session is on Habitat Management Opportunities for Birds and Birders and I had the opportunity to pick his brain last night. I'll probably break it up into two posts that I'll share this weekend.

We're getting even more snow in Boston tonight but as these lovely Horned Lark pictures prove—that shouldn't stop me from getting out there with my camera! I'll try to catch some birds in the morning.

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