Horned Larks moving through

Horned Lark

Horned Lark

It was a good birdy day yesterday. Migration is in full swing and new birds are moving through every day. I went for a walk in the Lake Jeanette area. This immature Horned Lark was foraging in the short grasses at the public boat landing.

immature Horned Lark

immature Horned Lark

There were a pair of Trumpeter Swans on the lake, they were making their trumpeting calls when a boat went out on the lake to go fishing. The boat didn’t bother them, but it was fun to hear the two swans honking back and forth with each other. Also along the shoreline was a Rusty Blackbird. He soon joined up with a small flock that flew over.

Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Fall is the easiest time of the year to identify Rusty Blackbirds. They have molted into their winter plumage and are really pretty. In the summer, they are totally black and they’re hard to tell them apart from other Blackbird species.

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