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June 23, 2010 / stephanie

Hark! A Horned Lark!

So, now that migration season has long been over I have moved on to a new project that I am working on. I am working at Fort McCoy and studying butterflies. It’s a whole new area for me and I’m just learning a ton of new stuff! I have been quite busy lately and haven’t had time to update my blog. But hopefully that will change.

Well, I just wanted to take a moment and update with some photos of Horned Larks at Fort McCoy. I don’t get to see grassland species like larks very often, so I like to take the time to watch them scuttle across the roads while I’m here. Funny thing is that just after I took the pictures, a few soldiers pulled up in their Humvee and asked if I was OK. And of course they scared away the birds! I thought it best not to explain the whole situation though and just move on home! I’m sure they would have thought I was crazy though, looking at birds while they are busy preparing for war. Anyway, here are the pictures and video…

You can see the horns right? 

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=12676883&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

Horned Lark from stephanie beilke on Vimeo.

Look (and listen) closely! There’s a butterfly waving its wings in the background (no I don’t know what kind) and the bird you hear singing is a Vesper Sparrow.

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