Birds of Quivira – The Sparrows

Lark Sparrow
Lark Sparrow

The sparrows were not to be outdone by other groups of birds.  Steve and I were fortunate to find a number of interesting sparrows.  Unfortunately most were difficult and uncooperative, at least when light was good.  The Lark Sparrows, although gorgeous, were giving us a little confusion with their unfamiliar song.

Lincoln's Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow

While moving through the woodlots of Quivira, we found a couple of sneaky, tricksy Lincoln’s Sparrows.

Clay-colored Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow

My first time hearing the song of Clay-colored Sparrow.  Their insect-like trills were somehow quite appealing and I looked forward to hearing them in the mornings.

Harris's Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow

The Harris’s Sparrow is another classic western sparrow found at Quivira.

Savannah Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow

Finally, the Savannah Sparrow, which can be found in different forms across the continent.

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