Adult Lark Sparrow with Prey

An Adult Lark Sparrow with PreyAn Adult Lark Sparrow with Prey – Nikon D810, f7.1, 1/2500, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

Lark Sparrows are the easiest sparrows to identify that inhabit Antelope Island State Park with their bold facial patterns and white edged tails. Quite often I hear them singing before I see them and that helps to locate these large sparrows.

The Lark Sparrows have been busy on the island rearing their young and feeding them grasshoppers and other insects. I keep hoping to get decent images of the young Lark Sparrows but haven’t found it easy to get them out in the open.

I was happy to photograph this adult Lark Sparrow with prey while I was on the island.

Life is good.



  1. Utahbooklover July 8, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks for this informative post. I loved hearing the songs at the link you gave and described as: “…a melodius jumble of clear notes and trills, interspersed with harsh buzzes and churrs.”

  2. Elephant's Child July 8, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Monochromatic magic.
    I do love the little brown birds.
    Thank you.

  3. Roger Burnard July 8, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Another great image Mia… love your work.

  4. Patty Chadwick July 8, 2015 at 9:24 am

    These little guys may be all brown but the browns are so rich and varied it makes them quite beautiful…love the variety of sounds and songs they make, too.

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