Horned Larks in Box Elder County

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Male Horned Lark on a snow bankMale Horned Lark on a snow mound – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/3200, ISO 500, +0.3, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

There was sun shine yesterday.

Horned Lark on a mound of snowHorned Lark on a mound of snow – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/3200, ISO 500, +0.3, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

We headed north and found birds too!

Horned Lark on a snow bankHorned Lark on a snow mound – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/3200, ISO 500, +0.3, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

I spotted a flock of Horned Larks in Box Elder County, some were foraging on the road and a few were perched on mounds of snow that someone had plowed. It seemed like the ones on the snow were just enjoying the sunshine. I know I was!

I had a wonderful time there yesterday.

Mia

18 Comments

  1. Hummingbird Lover February 26, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Hi! The Cardnial has started coming! Do not have a good shot yet! Love your shots and I see the horn! Love the background and images are so brigth and sharp. Have a great day!

    • Mia McPherson February 26, 2013 at 8:29 am

      Thank you Mom, love you! I hope you get some nice images of the Cardinals!

  2. Ingrid February 26, 2013 at 12:42 am

    I’ve only seen Horned Larks once and I can’t imagine finding them in this pristine setting. So lovely, Mia!

    • Mia McPherson February 26, 2013 at 8:15 am

      If you visit Utah Ingrid I hope I can show you some Horned Larks.

  3. Tammy Karr February 25, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Beautiful images, Mia! The sunshine, snow, & Horned Lark make a great combo!

  4. Julie G. February 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Beautiful captures! The larks look so pretty against the snow.

    • Mia McPherson February 26, 2013 at 8:16 am

      Thank you Julie, I think so too.

  5. Merrill Ann Gonzales February 25, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    What pretty birds! Thanks for making it possible for me to become acquainted with a bird I’d never hope to see in the wild. Lovely.

    • Mia McPherson February 26, 2013 at 8:16 am

      My pleasure Merrill, and thank you for your comment.

  6. M. Firpi February 25, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I can see that “horn” on the third frame. Nice!

  7. Wally February 25, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I miss seeing this bird from when we lived in west Texas. Here in Florida we only get the occasional migrant. Great shots!

  8. Laurence Butler February 25, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Very pretty. It’s fun to see these birds in so many different environments in winter, from snow to sand, tundra to tarmacs.

  9. judy watson February 25, 2013 at 5:52 am

    How beautiful!

  10. Susan February 25, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Beautiful images Mia

  11. Bob Bushell February 25, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Beautiful shots Mia, the Larks are one of my favourites.

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