January 14, 2015

Yah. I enjoy winter.



Sure. That's it. I like freezing my feet and tail feathers.
I even enjoy sticking my bill in snow banks in search of seeds. Sure I do.
Which way is south?

Horned lark.

Eremophila alpestris

Female Horned Larks often collect “pavings”—pebbles, clods, corncobs, dung—which they place beside their nests, covering soil excavated from the nest cavity. The “paved” area resembles a sort of walkway, though the birds don’t seem to use it that way. While nobody fully understands the function of these pavings, they may help prevent collected nesting material from blowing away while the nest is under construction.

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