Posted by Laurie Dirkx on March 17, 2014 at 1:26 pm
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Here in upstate New York near the Lake Ontario shoreline we’ve been privileged to have this arctic visitor grace our fields in their brief time, as they winter here. Taken in Ontario, NY on Swadling Road, late winter of 2014. They flit about, catching one’s attention as if a snow squall has stirred up, for their mostly white underside. These snow buntings are foraging on the remaining seed heads of this field plant that was left wild, versus cut by the farmer. Lending a means for these arctic birds to sustain themselves.