American Pipits, Horned Larks, an American Kestrel and a pair of Ferruginous Hawks

Observers: Douglas Dunaway
Verification: sierra
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Date: 11/03/2006
Time: 05:37 PM -0500


This noon on Sunland Indian Res. Rd., large flocks of Horned Larks in the eastern fields, with smaller flocks of Pipits working the fence line on both sides of the road. The Pipits were running away from me as I walked, and then alighting atop the fence posts, bobbing their tails before flying ahead again. An American Kestrel made a meal out of a small bird, possibly a Horned Lark, while overhead, a pair of Ferruginous Hawks circled, giving good views of their white rumps and the v-shaped brown color of their tucked legs, obvious against their light coloring. A Rough-legged Hawk was hunkered in the Cottonwood tree east of the road on the creek line, and the sentinal Loggerhead Shrike was singing as usual atop a locust tree.