[Tweeters] did anyone figure out the subspecies of the Horned Larks at Sandy Pt. in Whatcom County?

Dennis Paulson dennispaulson at comcast.net
Wed Sep 27 12:39:09 PDT 2017


Ed, I saw and photographed only one, a female, and I would call it either arcticola (the Arctic subspecies) or alpina (the Cascades-breeding subspecies). I think the former is more likely. Mine wasn’t with the longspurs, but maybe you just mean in the same area.

Dennis Paulson
Seattle


On Sep 27, 2017, at 12:00 PM, tweeters-request at mailman1.u.washington.edu wrote:


> Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:12:46 -0700

> From: "Ed Swan" <Edswan2 at comcast.net>

> Subject: [Tweeters] did anyone figure out the subspecies of the Horned

> Larks at Sandy Pt. in Whatcom County?

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> I was wondering if anyone had opinions on the subspecies of the Horned Larks

> that were with the Lapland Longspurs at Sandy Point last weekend?

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> Ed

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> Ed Swan

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