A stop at McKinley Beach this morning gave nice views of Snow Buntings. There were about 15 present and were resting on some of the rocks along the lake or on grassy areas eating seeds. It was a cold morning with temps starting out around 25 degrees but with no wind and sunny skies it was pleasant. Images were taken on November 3, 2021.
Binomial name: Plectrophenax nivalis
Category: Longspurs and Snow Buntings
Size: 6.75” long, 14” wing span
Weight: 1.5 oz
Note: An arctic breeder that winters in the northern US and western Canada