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A Killdeer and Horned Larks

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I was looking for Horned Larks further out in a corn field, not knowing there was a Killdeer right in front of me.  Silly bird, it had to call out.

Not the prettiest setting, but I thought the purple flowers might help the scene work.  Of course, the Killdeer turned away.

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Killdeer in a corn field

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Then the Killdeer went into flight.  And that became my two lucky shots.

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Killdeer in flight

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Killdeer in flight

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The Horned Larks?  I did find them in a different farm field close by.  Here’s a couple photos of them.

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Horned Lark (immature)

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Horned Lark (male)

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Here’s my best shot of a pair in flight at the same field several weeks ago.

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Horned Larks in flight

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Yesterday, I had ten minutes and returned to the same field and spotted six Horned Larks foraging after a light rainfall.  I was able to get a shot of one looking adorably cute and wet.  😊

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Horned Lark showing off one of his little head feather ‘horns’

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