It’s a male Northern Flicker. Note the black moustache and black bib. The bill is too long for a Horned Lark, but I can see how one could come to that identification.
Best, Kevin McGowan From: bounce-126673932-3493...@list.cornell.edu <bounce-126673932-3493...@list.cornell.edu> On Behalf Of Sherwood Snyder Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:55 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Horned Lark? I was standing in my friend's driveway in Danby (Nelson and Miller area) a few days ago when this bird landed and started dust bathing 20 feet in front of me. Binoculars were nearby in my car but I didn’t want to scare the bird off so this terrible movie is my only record. https://www.dropbox.com/s/y27mzofl839tigh/Video.mov?dl=0 I get a real Horned Lark vibe, rare as I know that is. I would love the opinion of more experienced eyes? No vocalizations as it left. I thought juvenile meadowlark at first, but staring at the movie an unhealthy amount of times tells me not. Her daughters told me they have seen the bird dust bathing several times before in recent weeks, but I have been back to stalk it a few times with no luck. Sherwood Snyder -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --