[birding] Horned Larks near LSNA
Randy.Moore at oregonstate.edu
Mon Jun 10 10:10:29 PDT 2013
Joel's surmise about the larks Lisa heard near LSNA may be spot on; because of the weird weather, harvest of many crops is happening so early this year that many lark nests are going to be ground up in the process. It's also possible that these birds are moving from nearby fields that have undergone succession to the point that they are no longer suitable breeding habitat- it's common for larks to start breeding in a particularly suitable field in early May only to have it grow out from under them, so to speak. This date in June is typically when we see such birds start to move and colonize new territories.
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