A Horned Lark is the only native lark that nests in North America. They have striking face pattern with two small black “horns” that are not always noticeable. The females look similar, but lack the “horns”. This one looks like and Interior West subspecies, as it has white over the eye, rather than yellow. Horned… Read More HORNED LARK
These Killdeer live by a couple of ponds close to my home in northern Arizona all yearlong. One can hear them all day long, as they are very vocal and loud.
Here are some female water birds at a local pond. The Common Goldeneye are frequent in most of the U.S. in winter and Canada in summer. Common Mergansers live in various places in North America, although not generally in Mexico, “the South” of the U.S., or the northern middle U.S. Mallards are found throughout North… Read More LADIES AT THE POND
Here are some photos for comparison of House Finchs and a Cassin’s Finchs. Note the most prominent feature that is different, is the House male finch has red above his eye and on cheeks, while the Cassin’s male has a red “mohawk” and white around the eye. The female Cassin’s has a distinct white line… Read More FINCHES