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Lark Sparrow

Thank you for all the comments.  Audrey was greatly loved.  Conner is having a hard time dealing with the loss but he’s slowly getting better.  Trevor knows that we’re all sad and is trying to comfort Conner.  But I don’t want to go into details now.  I want to talk about something happier.  Onto Lake Sparrows!

These are some of the easier sparrows to identify because of the bold face pattern.  It’s not as apparent in the picture above but in addition to the white stripes on their face they also have a yellow spot.

Those pictures were taken in Arizona.  We have Lark Sparrows in Utah too, but they weren’t as cooperative for the pictures, although this one is more relaxed than the Arizona ones as evidenced by his fluffy head.

One interesting fact about Lark Sparrows is that they are too lazy to create their own nests and they may share the nest with other bird species.

4 Responses to “Lark Sparrow”

  1. Pamela says:

    Happy happy lake sparrows!

  2. Tiffany says:

    I found this bird interesting..it looks sparrowy, but it’s body seems longer and lankier than most sparrows I’m used to (like a song sparrow or white capped sparrow).

    By sharing nests, do you mean they make a deposit, then leave the scene?

    Scritches to Connor and Trevor.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    The notation in All Birds only says that eggs of both species are found in the same nest, which means two different species might share the nest. You’d think they would have watched the nest to see if two different species were sitting on the eggs, though.

  4. Kathy Walters says:

    I saw my first Lark Sparrows last winter here in Florida, where they aren’t supposed to be. Cool birds. I hope Connor and Trevor are doing well. You too!