January 08, 2014
This is a bird that breeds on the tundra and only comes our way in winter.
He has been in with snow buntings, an American pipit and horned larks.
Some winter flocks of Lapland Longspurs have been estimated as large as four million birds. During snowstorms, such flocks sometimes collide with lighted structures such as radio towers, and thousands can be killed in a single night.
source: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.