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McCown's Longspur | by Greg Lavaty Photography
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McCown's Longspur

Rhynchophanes mccownii

 

After spending another productive morning with the Greater Sage Grouse who really put on a show for us with over 40 birds on the lek we headed for Pawnee National Grasslands to see if we could find a McCown’s Longspur. During our visit we saw dozens of them and though we had to try many times before we got a good photo opp, one did sit for us at fairly close range. It was a life bird for three of us and seeing them in breeding colors was quite pleasing.

 

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Uploaded on April 8, 2016