Winged Wednesday XVI: Snow Buntings
The pattern strengthens over time. Twice a year, in November and February, the Wells Reserve parking lot and adjacent grassy areas attract a small number of Snow Buntings. Without surveilling the area more regularly than I do, it's hard to say whether they're around every day. Whenever they do appear, it's a brightening experience.
The four that were pecking through sandy puddles and winter-worn weeds this morning provided a "life bird" for one lucky visitor. As spring approaches, I expect the opportunity for others to find them in the vicinity is getting short.