Thursday, March 31, 2016

Lark Sparrows along Saskatchewan Roads

Lark Sparrow, Saskatchewan. © Shelley Banks, All Rights Reserved.
Lark Sparrow, in the gravel along a small road
through the Qu'Appelle Valley. ©SB
Today, two photos of Lark Sparrow from a few summers ago, to remedy their absence on my blog.

(I noticed this while recently updating my bird index and adding French names... Yes, I'm again studying French.)

Lark Sparrow are among the most beautiful of our native North American sparrows — at least, to me. I love their brightly striped faces!

These aren't city birds — at least, I've never seen them in my small prairie city, Regina, Saskatchewan.

I found the first bird with another Lark Sparrow along a gravel roadway branching off a route through the Qu'Appelle Valley, not far from here. They appeared to pecking for bugs in the dirt.

The second Lark Sparrow, below, had already caught a grub for its lunch when I came across it. It watched me for a while as I watched it, and then it flew away.

Lark Sparrow, Saskatchewan. © Shelley Banks, All Rights Reserved.
Lark Sparrow, on a fence post, near Val Marie, SK  © SB

What are these? Lark Sparrows.  
Location: Near Craven, and near Val Marie, Saskatchewan
Photo dates: May 19, 2012; June 23, 2013. 

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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. Warm greetings from Montreal. :)

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