Snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) in winter colours
I wanted the snow buntings to come closer, but I missed my chance for a good shot! This photo is severely cropped so you can see what a snow bunting looks like this time of year.
Camouflaged in a field of weeds
Snow buntings breed in the Arctic and these are vacationing here in balmy Ontario for the winter. As you can see, they can hide easily in a field of weeds but when startled they rise together...
Flock of snow buntings
to quickly fly away. Fortunately for me, this flock flew in front of a barn and my lens captured a few as they passed by.
I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE