If you caught my recent post about an excursion into the Oak Openings, you also saw a totally marginal photo of a Lark Sparrow that I took. Well, award-winning photographer Bruce Miller was along as well, sporting the big lens. And he got some doozies. A bit of Lark Sparrowian eye candy follows...
A boldly patterned male Lark Sparrow stands proud, as if modeling for Bruce's lens. No shrinking violet Le Conte's Sparrow types, these harlequin-faced beauts.
In a remarkable display of multitasking, we saw the male mount her several times - while she also held a mouthful of nesting material. Efficient little devils, I'd say.
Thanks mucho to Bruce for sharing his fabulous work with us.