This past Sunday, my grandmother stopped by to see our lambs, chicks, and calves (I hope to post some pictures soon).
As she was leaving the yard, I heard a bird singing in one of the spruce trees on the south side of the house — it would sing every minute or so. The bird was very well hidden in the branches and it took me some time to find it.
When I finally was able to see it peeking through the branches, I saw it was a Lark Sparrow, which I’d never seen before and which is fairly uncommon for this area. I ran into the house to get my camera, but the sparrow had left and I didn’t get a photo.
Lark Sparrows are more common in southern Alberta, so it was very nice to have one show up in our yard.
When I went outside yesterday morning, I heard the Lark Sparrow singing in the spruce tree again. I was able to get quite a few good photos of the bird and so far, it’s the best “Yard Bird” I’ve seen! Lark Sparrows are very beautiful and have a lovely song — I hope I get to see more soon.