Friday, February 26, 2010

Rock-N-Roll Larks

I always love to find Horned Larks in the winter. Their horns reminds me of Rock n Roll, going to concerts back in the 80's, and flashing "devils horns", making me one of the coolest music lovers of big-hair bands back in the day... I know, I just dated myself, and as embarrassing as that might be, I still turn up the radio when Queen or Ted Nugent among many grace the airwaves. Anyway, these birds are so colorful, but then you add horns, and you get Rock-n-Roll larks! Ah, the memories...



Female and Male Horned Larks









Gorgeous markings!









Devils Horns!



Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality
Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see... (Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen)

Rock on Bloggers!

10 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful shots of the Horned Lark. They are such a pretty bird with their yellow throats, bandit masks, and oh, those little "horns" !! Good work.

Chris said...

These are wonderful birds that I still need to see one day as they are not on my bird list but should be possible to get. They are pretty with their horns, and beautiful in the snow. You got very nice pictures of them...

jalynn01 said...

Such a pretty bird but they do look menacing with those tiny 'rock n roll' horns!! Nice post Hannibal..

Rick Kratzke said...

I like the pictures and the birds are nice especially with those little horns showing.

Tina said...

LOVE IT!! Your photos are stunning of these little guys..and who doesn't love to think of all those neat songs we still put on our ipods and allow to scream into our earbuds...Queen, Tull, Jackson Brown, oh yeah! You made me smile with this one!!

Brad Myers said...

Great photos and if it makes you feel any better I would crank up my radio to that music also, now I need to go listen to some Great White Buffalo.

Coy said...

Beautiful photos and what cute little critters! I'm familiar with meadow larks but have never encounters these. Nice!

Eve said...

Your Lark photos are fantastic Hannibal. I don't dwell on the past...rock and roll...but Bohemian Rhapsody!!!! I could listen to every day and never tire of it!!!!
Rock on Hannibal!!!

Willard said...

Beautiful photos, and I'll second what Coy says about them.

Leeloo said...

Love this post, awesome photos!!