Sunday, June 27, 2010

Lark Sparrow

Photo Drive.

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.

The Setting/View:

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."


Oregon Birds
Topography of Lark Sparrow
Nice diagram.

And more.
GOOD informative interesting bird info/diagrams here.

1 comment:

Joe Shmoe said...

Wow no comments yet! What a great shot of the Lark Sparrow.

I don't have one yet!