FIELD IDENTIFICATION: Lark Sparrows are a summer resident in Wise County, and are also occasionally observed in the winter. They are one of our most distinctive sparrows, with bold rufous and black markings on the face. There is a smudgy black spot on the otherwise clean gray breast. White corners on the tail feathers are usually visible in flight.
Photo taken in Greenwood, Texas in summer 2000 by Claire Curry
Photo by P Curry in Greenwood, Texas in 2000
Field sketch by Claire Curry in Greenwood, Texas in March 2001
Lark Sparrow and parasitic fledgling Brown-headed Cowbird.
Sketched in color pencil by Claire Curry (Summer 2000)
Photo by Claire & Mary Curry in Greenwood, Texas in Spring 2001