Three Eastern Meadowlarks were perched up in one of the pond-side Oaks a few days ago. It was one of the rare sunny and mild days here this Winter so far. The Meadowlarks have been here on three occasions since October, 2011. I really enjoy seeing these medium-sized light brown, bright gold, and dark brown-black birds. The Eastern Meadowlarks tend to enjoy being in the crowns of trees while those out west do not. Meadowlark birds eat insects primarily and have a pointed bill much like that of the European Starlings. They root out insects and grubs in the pastures here in the area. I took these pictures on January 24, 2012 in my yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo. Enjoy!
January 28, 2012