Some Harris Co. Birding: Smith’s Longspur, winter Baltimore Oriole and Lesser Black-backed Gull

Smith's Longspur, Harris Co. Texas Photo Stephan Lorenz

 

Smith's Longspur, Harris Co. Texas Photo Stephan Lorenz

Sprague's Pipit, Harris Co. Texas Photo Stephan Lorenz

Baltimore Oriole fighting Northern Mockingbird, Photo Stephan Lorenz

Lesser Black-backed Gull

After just a few minutes walking through the short grass at Highland Reservoir we found at least two Smith’s Longspur. Other birds around included Sprague’s Pipits and a Le Conte’s Sparrow. Later we were able to locate at least three Smith’s Longspur. A surprise was a young male Baltimore Oriole. At the Monument Inn I scanned quickly through the gulls and found the Lesser Black-backed.

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