San Diego County, California, US
-Grayish body, black beak, slightly small
-Piscataway, NJ, 10:33 AM, 60 degrees sunny, in uncle's backyard
-Made a chirping call possibly mating call or danger call
-Sat on branch and looked around constantly, before flying away
-1 minute observation
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) They can be found all across the Imperial Valley. A few will nest here but where is unpredictable.
The Shore Lark (Eremophila alpestris), called the Horned Lark in North America, breeds across much of North America from the high Arctic south to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, northernmost Europe and Asia and in the mountains of southeast Europe. There is also an isolated population on a plateau in Colombia. It is mainly resident in the south of its range, but northern populations of this passerine bird are migratory, moving further south in winter.