Tuesday, July 7, 2009

20 Seconds of Rarity: McCown's Longspur

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Here, as promised, is one of the three short videos I digiscoped of the McCown's longspur in Montana. The other two involve lots more grass and the annoying noise of my hand fumbling for the zoom button.

This short clip of a male McCown's is pretty sweet. It'll be a nice thing to look at when I'm old and gray and only able to go birding vicariously—from my Lay-Z-Boy recliner. In a few years.

I hope you like this short clip, too. I can certainly see how, if you had the right equipment, you could get heavily addicted to shooting video of birds. It's harder to do than taking still images, but the pay-off is so much greater.


On July 7, 2009 at 5:00 PM david said...

Nice, now that's the way to see McCown's! I've only ever had them tumbling across a West Texas feedlot in January, which isn't quite the same....

On July 7, 2009 at 10:45 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

It's so good to hear his sweet note again.

On July 7, 2009 at 11:17 PM Anonymous said...

Word verification: sight. Which it was...watching the McCown's. Great video footage BT. Thanks for sharing it, and your adventures in the West. Mighty fine.


On July 8, 2009 at 9:08 AM dguzman said...

Wow! It's like he posed for you.

On July 10, 2009 at 1:19 AM Mary C said...

Great video, Bill. Now that was a very accommodating bird. I sure hope to see one someday to add to my life list. And I sure won't be expecting it to be that cooperative. ;o)