My first Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus).
I knew this one would be easy to identify. He's interesting to look at from different angles. Makes me think of candy cane stripes.
Horses grazing in the valley.
Groved flax blossoms below his feet and dotting the landscape.
New coneflowers bursting forth.
Lark Sparrow Links:
"With unusual courtship displays as well as plumage, it is like no other sparrow and is the sole member of its genus. "
"Song a melodius jumble of clear notes and trills, interspersed with harsh buzzes and churrs."
Topography of Lark Sparrow
GOOD informative interesting bird info/diagrams here.