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Snow Bunting

Plectrophenax nivalis


This bird was by itself on the sand bar between Chebeague and Little Chebeague. It has almost changed to its breeding plummage. To me it looked bigger than the snow buntings I have seen and taken photos of before but after looking in all the books I think it has to be one. They breed in the arctic and come south in the winter. It didn't fly away and was all alone and I suspect it may be unable to fly but looked pretty healthy.

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blaise 10 years ago

Oh! I've always wanted to see small black birds. The only white birds we have are seagulls and egrets, and I don't even see those very often.

Maria dB
Maria dB 12 years ago

lovely series!

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Maine, USA

Spotted on Mar 26, 2012
Submitted on Mar 29, 2012

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