16 thoughts on “Feathers on Friday

  1. Fabulous – love that you can see the horns, even in the second shot if you look really carefully – an elderly birding friend of mine who recently passed away, always told me that horned larks were the real first sign of spring. I’ve never seen them though I look and look so I’m pleased to have your photo to get a better idea of what to look for.

    • Even way down here in northeast Tennessee, Horned Larks are one of our earliest non-cavity nesting passerines. The young have a very thick downy coat that keeps them warm. Some pairs are probably sitting on eggs now.

  2. I seem to remember from a past discussion on AlbertaBird a few years back that there are 9 subspecies of Horned Lark in W Canada. I feel sure Sibley has a thread somewhere on his website?

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