You would not think it was neat if you saw they way they root up your yard. Really hard to even mow where armadillos have been working.I'm sort of laughing over an armadillo being considered a "usual suspect". Round these parts, that's a zoo animal! It would be pretty neat to see one in the backyard!
I should have thought of cowbird. There are quite a few around the area, but I've never seen one in our yard. Thanks!Your graybird may be a female Brown Headed Cowbird.
According to my bird sighting book from the University of Oklahoma, the lark sparrow is most likely to be seen in my county in October. We have seen a number of birds the last six months that seem out of their usual pattern.