With conditions ideal this morning to find grassland birds in the county, I set out to do just that. The results were good. I went up-county to some of our grassland hotspots. At first, I had covered a great deal of good territory with no results. I eventually reached our best spot on Goebel Road in the Beechwoods/Villa Roma area. Still nothing! Just when I felt a bit discouraged, on Long Road, three HORNED LARK flushed from along the road. I checked around for any other birds, but they were the only birds there. I covered a lot more of this vast area to no avail. I then decided to try Robisch Hill Road. As I went up the steep hill, two Horned Lark flushed from the edge. I continued on up until the habitat ran out. I turned around and headed back down. A UPS truck was coming up the hill. As it neared me, I knew the larks would flush. When they did, I was surprised to see four birds, not two. As soon as they flew up over me, I knew one was not a lark. The UPS truck passed and I stepped out, knowing the birds would land in the road directly behind me. When they touched down the fourth bird was a beautiful LAPLAND LONGSPUR!! I took a few shots before the birds took off, flying up the hill. From there I covered several more areas with not luck. Heading home I decided to try Haven Road at the Bashakill. Paydirt! There were many birds on and near the road. Some flew off into the frozen marsh, but 8 AMERICAN PIPITS, 5 HORNED LARK and 2 SNOW BUNTING remained. I called Arlene Borko, knowing she still needed the Pipits, and she came over to see them as well. Great morning with a clean sweep of all four winter grassland birds!