Thursday, January 29, 2009

HOLA

Nope, it's not a Spanish "hello." It's banding code for HOrned LArk. A group of 5 visited me during my second day of confinement due to inclement weather. I was only able to grab this quick snap, through a window at maximum zoom, but I think you can see the Horned Lark behind the cardinal.
This is the second time in 11 years that I have seen Horned Larks in my backyard, and both times it was in the worst weather, with the top layer of snow frozen into a solid sheet of ice. If you want proof, see this photo below.

5 comments:

Lynne said...

Are you thawed out yet?

HOLA to you too!! Actually that would be a lifer for me...

Susan Gets Native said...

I got me a few of those on a recent drive through the VOA. Made me think of our "Non-Snowy Owl" drive through the middle of Nowhere, Ohio.

NCmountainwoman said...

At least one thing good has come from this awful weather. I hope things are thawed out soon. Meanwhile, stay warm.

Mary said...

I see that it's 29 degrees in Bethel so I guess you haven't thawed out yet? At least you had a Horned Lark visit for a some excitement.

Those icicles look treacherous!

Mary C said...

Well, Kathi, I hope that horned lark made your day despite the awful weather. I hope you've begun to thaw out by now.