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Snow Bunting

Posted on Feb 9, 2016

Earlier today I mentioned that the Snow Buntings have taken the current crown for best line of defense with their white feathers blending in to the snow-covered fields and grasslands across much of the continent. This uncommon view of one perched on a tree branch takes away that camouflage but leaves us with a beautiful sight against a perfectly deep, blue sky on a chilly February day. Our birds better hurry up and find a great feeding spot because they are going to need the calories this weekend. Valentine’s Day is going to be utterly frigid as we plunge to below-zero temperatures as the coldest air mass of the season by far comes in to join us.

Snow Bunting branch-6175

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator