Horned Larks in Box Elder County

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, 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!

These images were taken in Box Elder County, Utah. Had a wonderful time there yesterday.

Mia

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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.

18 Comments

  1. 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!

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

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

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

  5. Merrill Ann Gonzales

    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.

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

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

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

  9. Beautiful images Mia

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

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