I'm stumped. What bird is this? It was hanging out right on that tuft (maybe its nest?) and hopping on the ground.
Field ornithology class; 0945-1045
Larks are passerine birds of the family Alaudidae. All species occur in the Old World, and in northern and eastern Australia. Only one, the Horned Lark, is native to North America. Habitats vary widely, but many species live in dry regions.