Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Horned Larks

I've never paid attention to flocks of random birds as they swoop past my car while touring the backroads and farmland over the years. Somehow, I have awakened to the discoveries of such birds to be found, such as the Snow Bunting, Horned Lark and the Lapland Longspur which are abundant if only I have looked before. Capturing these species is another story, as the Snow Bunting has eluded me thus far. But, as you can see, I have found the Horned Lark. You can even see their tiny little horns:









8 comments:

dAwN said...

Your Photos of the Horned Lark are Awesum..I love the second one down.
Great to see these little critters..

Richard said...

Great pictures. I haven't seen that bird around here. Like the next to last one. it looks like he's wearing a fake mustache.

Bird Girl said...

How exciting! I've been looking for these guys and have yet to find them - your pictures are WONDERFUL! I love #2 with his little legs spread eagle. And you are right - these flocks move fast and they are difficult to catch standing still!

Eve said...

I'm so glad you took the time to look Hannibal!!!

jalynn01 said...

Oh How delightful. Yes, I know what you mean about riding back roads and seeing no birds and then one day you wake up to the reality they are there if you look! I love your capture of this bird. I even can see his tiny horns. Next to last picture looks like he's saying "whatcha lookin at!" Do you know what he was eating in the last pict?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those are some of the best shots I've seen of Horned Lark.Good luck with the Snow Buntings.
Blessings,Ruth

Shellmo said...

These are great Hannibal! And the second photo made me laugh - I think he's doing the splits!

Marsha said...

I have never seen one of these beautiful birds and you have captured him so wonderfully! It was a joy to see one up close and personal through your lens, thank you for sharing him!