Sunday, October 12, 2014

Lark Sparrow and a Bunting

We had quite a few Lark Sparrows coming by to eat scattered seed.


In mid-September, they were still mixing it up with Cardinals and Painted Buntings. (The Buntings have gone south, now.)


Painted Bunting - probably a juvenile male.



 Linking to The Bird D'Pot

117 comments:

Dianna said...

So pretty!

Sandra said...

i like the larks striped face and the second shot with the lifted wing

Ileana said...

Lovely!:)

bas van Es said...

geweldig mooi.

Lois Evensen said...

It's always fun to see your visitors. :)

Happy Sunday from Port Canaveral!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I love all the variety of birds. Enjoy this day.

Kate said...

Love the name of these small little birds.

rainfield61 said...

Variety of birds,but all need to eat.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Modest little thing!

Terri said...

They sure do enjoy the outdoor buffet! Great shots!

Mersad said...

They are happy little things! :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

DJan said...

Cute little guys. They look a lot like a white crowned sparrow which we see around here in the spring and summer. :-)

Hilary said...

Sweet little things. Isn't it cool to see the different birds come through during different seasons? They're like old friends who have vacationed away for a while.

Ela said...

They are beautiful :) Great photos :)

Molly The Wally said...

Such cute cheeky chaps. Have a serene and easy Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Gosia k said...

It looks very clever.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow...lucky you to see so many of the Lark Sparrows!! They're so pretty. As are the buntings, both male and female.

I'm working on Hootin' Anni's right now, but I see you're gonna share this link at I'd Rather B Birdin' today...so I'll add my thanks for linking up now.

Enjoy your day...is it cooler there as here in Corpus? 'Bout time, huh?

Gert said...

Oh, how I love the variety of birds at your feeder! They are so entertaining to watch them come and go with the seasons! Your juvenile bunting is really pretty!

Karen S. said...

They have such adorable expressions! Keep your eyes open for some of our Monarch Butterflies! Another amazing beautiful creature. Hard to believe they can travel so far!

messymimi said...

Such fun to watch as they come and go with the seasons!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love all your fine feathered friends at the feeders. Such a nice variety, love the Lark Sparrow, not around these parts. Blessings Francine.

Susan (ABON) said...

Awww, the Lark Sparrow is so pretty. I haven't seen one of those yet, nor have I seen a Painted Bunting. Great photos of them both, Theresa!

Lynne said...

Love their muted style/look . . .
Dainty and dusty . . .

Catherine said...

How adorable and sweet looking. Blessings, Catherine

magnoliasntea said...

Great photos! This is my bird fix for the day as it's raining in Tennessee today. Thank you.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

you always provide pictorial testimony as to how luck we humans are to be sharing this earth with such beauty. we must make smart decisions as to how to maintain this relationship and beauty

gracias mi amiga

Lynn said...

gorgeous shots, they are in amidst of a stompin' ground of seeds, heaven on earth for them :-)

Debbie said...

but you are south!!! how far do they go???

they are beautiful and very lucky birds!!! you take such good care of them!!!!

Ron said...

Birds, birds and more birds. I love the green colors int he bunting.

Thanks for sticking with our blog Tex. I know we have been absent a lot but hopefully I and the others can get back to a regular schedule of posting soon.

You're the best!

William Kendall said...

They are such pretty birds!

don said...

An interesting bird series. It's amazing how much that painted bunting changes from juvenile to adult.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Cute little guys. Great series - no tree rats. I am glad I could begin your day laughing.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

The birds sure do love your place and I sure love checking in and the glimpse into your hood.

Brian King said...

They're handsome little sparrows!

Farm Girl said...

I wish those Buntings would come here for a visit. :) Have a lovely day.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those buntings are little charmers!

Sylvia K said...

I do love your birds for the day, particularly the little Buntings!! Little charmers indeed!!

It's me said...

So sweet birds...enjoy a happy sunday....love Ria...x!

Julia said...

Great shots of your little visitors. I've been so busy lately that sometimes I forget to refill the feeders but the little birds returns as soon as I refill them again.

Thank goodness the neighbour also feed them so I know that even if I miss they are well taken care of.

Have a great day.
Hugs,
JB

Birdman said...

Always important to have clean-up crew.

Birdman said...

Always important to have clean-up crew.

Birdman said...

Always important to have clean-up crew.

Leovi said...

Nice, I love how you captured these beautiful birds in this bright pictures!

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely Lark Sparrow, mighty fine.

Irma said...

These are wonderful sparrows.

Revrunner said...

So the buntings have bailed. I wonder what that portends for this winter. :-)

DIMI said...

Beautiful birds Tex!!Great captures!Have a lovely week!!
Dimi...

karmnik54 said...

Ten drugi ptak skojarzył mi się z naszym dzwońcem:)

troutbirder said...

Very nice. The lark sparrows are quite rare here. I only seen one ever. Painted buntings never. I'm forced to go to Corkscrew Sanctuary in Florida to see those in winter. Darn!!! :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a great return on putting out seeds for a feathery friends.
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S. J. Qualls said...

Don't believe I have seen Lark Sparrow... I like the head markings.

Red said...

Usually you separate the men from the boys. this time you had a variety.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Nice birds! The green one is very similar to a bird who is here too.

Felicia said...

pretty birds. they know where to go to get a good meal....Tex's diner. lol

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Sparrows are all so cute. All of them! Buntings and finches, too.

Margaret Adamson said...

these are 2 lovely little birds that have dropped in for a feed.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I can't see a lark without thinking of the line from "In Flanders Fields" that says, "...the larks, still bravely singing, fly, scarce heard amid the guns below." Your birds are beautiful, Theresa!

thepoodleanddogblog said...

Such beautiful visitors you are having.

Terry and Linda said...

What pretty little birds!

Linda
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Ms. A said...

Still envious of all your varieties!

Robin Lamb said...

T, lovely little birds! I love all these little brown jobs

Michael Manning said...

Like Sandra said, I too like the stripped face of the first photo Very nice, as always!

Marie said...

Lovely shots of the birds, Theresa!

Gail said...

The birds are wonderful. I noticed many gathering here either for their migration or the weather's heading for a change.

I saw your niece on a post from last year. I hope all has gone well with her project.

Barb said...

Those buntings remind me of my Mom's parakeet, Lucky - a memory from long ago. He flew south, too.

Phil Slade said...

Lark Sparrow is such an interesting concept but your photos bring home how it really is a bit of both.

NatureFootstep said...

lark sparrow... a well chosen name I think. :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Pretty birds! They are served an all you can eat buffet.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Sweet little birds - great close-ups!

EG CameraGirl said...

I've never seen a lark sparrow before!

eileeninmd said...

Both are beautiful birds! The lark sparrow would be a life bird for me! Great captures!

eileeninmd said...

Both are beautiful birds! The lark sparrow would be a life bird for me! Great captures!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

What a great set of markings that bird has.

peter

ptaki w Granowie i nie tylko said...

Piękne zdjęcia!

DeniseinVA said...

So cute with very pretty markings.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What little cuties and what good photos!

Our photos said...

These are cute !

Mary Cromer said...

Oh sweet! We got to see Lark Sparrows last Winter when the Snow Buntings came to visit. Lovely!

joeh said...

Love em!

Lynn said...

They all need to get fattened up for winter:@)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Busy loading up for Winter. Sweet things.

Cloudia said...

perfect name for them! I love birds too.

Often I notice that you have already made comment on another blog post that reflects my response. Fun!



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Sally Crowe said...

The painted bunting is very pretty; love the color. :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Those Lark Sparrows are beautiful!!!!...:)JP

Bethany Carson said...

They're lovely and delicate little birds!

Stephen Hayes said...

Interesting that they don't all fly south at the same time.

KB Bear said...

It's so fun that you get so many migrating visitors!

bailey-road.com said...

The Lark Sparrow looks so different from other sparrows. I like the striped face.

Paula said...

I like the stripes on top of the head.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I like that little splash of yellow on the sparrow's head.

Michelle said...

Sweet things!

Stephanie said...

Sweet shots!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, I was just thinking of your Painted Buntings this afternoon and was hoping someday to see one here in FL. Your pictures are great! I do think from pictures, that it must be a juvie. Have a tremendous coming week and happy Columbus Day!

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, sweet little birdies♡♡♡ And LOVE the lovely eyes for you,Theresa♡♡♡ I can find sparrows here but they're surprisingly agile p:-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Sweet shots! I love the second one, where the sparrow is gently lifting one wing.

Paul said...

You sure do get an interesting variety of feathered visitors to the Run*A*Round Ranch!

Fjällripan said...

The lark sparrow is really sweet! :)

Rita said...

Little birds have such charm and spark. :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
You are far more knowledgeable about the differences between a sparrow and a lark sparrow than I would be... Lovely bunting!
Hugs,
Mariette

Ian H said...

Gone south? thought you were the South. :-} Nice photos!

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures.

Our garden birds are not keen to eat much of what we put out - back to the drawing board!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Crafty Green Poet said...

two very pretty birds

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Sweet and precious little birds. Pretty photos.

Gail Dixon said...

Our buntings don't stay that long. Lucky you. Maybe I need to invest in whatever seed you're using; they seem to like it. The lark sparrow is so pretty.

Helma said...

I can so terribly enjoy all those beautiful birds. And you always have those beautiful colored birds:-)

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

What interesting little birds you see on your ranch, beautiful coloring.

Laura. M said...

Beautiful couple!!

michaelswoodcraft said...

very pretty, I love to watch them eat!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are so cute and I'm sure they are thankful for the seed!

Montanagirl said...

Very pretty!

Jeevan said...

Beautiful series on birds! Nice focus on both the species

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

Very pretty. Your buntings are gone.. kind of sad. Our tanagers finally left too.

José Mendonça said...

Sparrows look so cute out there. I have to pay more attention to "mine"... :-)

Becca said...

Pretty birds! That bunting is green? I love it!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful photos!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi TWG - love the little Lark Sparrow .. so pretty .. while the juvenile bunting looks healthy .. lovely photos .. cheers Hilary

pattisjarrett said...

I've never seen a Lark Sparrow. They have the yellow "eyebrows" like the white-throated sparrows. Love those elusive buntings, too! What a handsome one you have there.

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