|A mix of male and female Snow Buntings in and around the traps.|
We knew Rick and Nancy from the Ruthven Bird Banding station were banding Snow Buntings out their way, so we decided to join them for a while. Not much walking, and not too far of a drive. I could handle that. I hadn't had a good look at Snow Buntings in over a year, and I think it had been even longer since we had seen Rick or Nancy, so we were looking forward to it.
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|These birds are well camouflaged out in the fields.|
|Me with Rick and Nancy getting some birds out of the traps.|
|Males have white secondary coverts.|
|These birds fly great distances to be here for the winter, even from Greenland!|
|Dark secondary coverts indicate a female.|
|Getting some grit from the road to help digest the corn used for bait.|
|They put on a lovely flying display.|
|Rob helping Rick bring in the traps.|