Our new photo of the week shows a Lapland Longspur standing on a clump of dirt among broken corn stalks and snow. Gallery member Paul Poronto shot the photo in late December in a farm field in Richmond, Michigan, and posted it to our U.S. and Canada Gallery.
He saw about 20 longspurs and 150 Snow Buntings in the field. “They were moving fairly close to the road,” Poronto tells us. “I shot this photo out the driver-side window of my Jeep Grand Cherokee. I often use my vehicle as a blind. The bird in the photograph was moving from clump to clump looking for food and paused for a moment and I photographed it.”
He used a Canon 7D with a Sigma 150-500mm lens.
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