[CT Birds] Lapland Longspurs - Rocky Hill Meadows

Jack Swatt jswattbirds at snet.net
Fri Dec 20 13:48:55 EST 2013

With all the sightings of Rough-leggeds along the coast I decided to check RH Meadows today to see if any were there.   Thought I had one when I saw a hawk with a dark belly band fly into a tree, but when I took a better look at the digiscoped photos I took, it was just a juv Red-tailed Hawk with a very dark chest band.  I did get 4 LAPLAND LONGSPURS in a flock of Horned Lark at the left corner of Great Meadow Rd.  I spotted them at a distance in the gated driveway to a hunting area, then they flushed and settled right up close to the gate giving good views.  Later flushed into the corn stubble, never to be seen again.  Also had a first year juv. Bald Eagle.
Jack Swatt
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Rocky Hill Meadows, Hartford, US-CT
Dec 20, 2013 9:10 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
18 species

Canada Goose  15
Bald Eagle  1     First year juvenille
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  16
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  100
Horned Lark  25
Black-capped Chickadee  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Lapland Longspur  4
American Tree Sparrow  3
Savannah Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  6
American Goldfinch  2

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