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TX Smith's Longspurs
31 Dec 2011, 1:11 AM,
TX Smith's Longspurs
Today my mom and I tried for the Smith's Longspurs that were being reported near Highlands Reservoir in east Houston. We went across the ag. fields to where we saw birders with scopes and within a few minutes located our lifer SMITH'S LONGSPUR! We proceeded to watch another one nearby, both birds within 10-15 feet of us! Another bird flushed with them, bringing the total to three birds (I think as many as six have been reported by others on the TX listserve).

Below are photos of the Smith's Longspurs:

Good birding!!!
Eric Hough

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31 Dec 2011, 6:07 AM,
Boy is AZ ever overdue for its second record of Smith's Longspur.
3 Jan 2012, 11:32 AM,
Mark, your post is downright scary. What else are we overdue for?!?
3 Jan 2012, 7:40 PM,
no kidding! that was some pretty incredible timing! any 1st or 2nd state records you can think of that we're overdue for on the South Rim?

Big Grin

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