Monday, January 11, 2010
MA - Honey Pot - 01/11
Drove through the Hadley Honey Pot this morning finding some nice species close to the road. Felt very cold (about 20 deg F) but there was some genuine, spring-like warmth once the sun broke through. Highlights included a fine sub-adult male Northern Harrier, c.100 Horned Larks, 45 American Tree Sparrows, 12 Snow Buntings and at least 2 Lapland Longspurs. I couldn't find the large flock of Snow Buntings (c.200) that I briefly saw the previous day, but it sounds like they moved to the Aqua Vitae road in Hadley, with a similar sized flock being reported there by Nancy Eaton today.