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Hi All,

I have been looking for SB's for a long time. I am hoping this bird is my lifer. Taken on hillsides of Kelowna, BC today. I don't know other birds with such dominant white body color. Sorry for the quality of the pics. 

Thanks in advance. 

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I’m thinking Horned Lark.  I don’t see any black on wing tips in the flight shot. My limited experience is Snow Bunting would be more likely to have wings spread when you shoot, and Horned Lark tucked.  

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10 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Snow Buntings have black wingtips and lack the white dots on the wings.  Looks more like a Downy Woodpecker.

Thanks what do you think about lack of white underwings in Downy Woodpecker? 

7 minutes ago, chipperatl said:

I’m thinking Horned Lark.  I don’t see any black on wing tips in the flight shot. My limited experience is Snow Bunting would be more likely to have wings spread when you shoot, and Horned Lark tucked.  

looks darker and spotted than HL. What do you think?

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1 minute ago, Gripen said:

Thanks what do you think about lack of white underwings in Downy Woodpecker? 

The wings are blurred which I guess could make them look all white.  Are you sure the bird in the last two photos are the same as the first?

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1 minute ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Are you sure the bird in the last two photos are the same as the first?

yes .. taken in a 6-seconds time-span. BTW, flight pattern & size (~small) also didn't indicate Woodpecker to me.

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This is not a Horned Lark or a Snow Bunting. The 3rd to last photo looks like a Chickadee somewhat. But none of the other pics seem to suggest that or anything else definitive. I think these pics are best left unidentified. 

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