It snowed last night and the ground here was covered in white but the clouds were disappearing so off I went to photograph whatever I might find on Antelope Island State Park. I was hoping that it had as much; if not more, snow than had fallen here at home but there was less of the white powdery stuff out there.
I was photographing this female Horned Lark on a boulder when she flew and landed on a wild Sunflower seedhead and fluttered her wings for a while as she tried to get her balance. I love to get them on something besides a rock or the ground.
Before I left the park I spotted an immature male Long-tailed Duck; a sea duck, near the shoreline along the causeway. They are uncommon visitors here so that was a big thrill.
More Horned Lark images