Yesterday I spotted a spot of yellow way up in the crown of one of the Oaks next to the little farm pond. I looked closely and found the bird to be an Eastern Meadowlark. It was sitting in the tree and was silent. I think it was just resting. The Eastern meadowlark will perch in trees unlike their cousins the Western meadowlark. These birds are the size of a dove and have a brown back, buff and brown streaked underside with brilliant yellow on its chest. The bird has a black “V” marking on its yellow chest. There are a number of these meadowlark birds here but they usually are around my neighbor’s large yards. The Eastern Meadowlark love eating insects, worms, and grubs. They use their long pointed bill to help them find the insects, often in the grass and in low shrubs. I was very happy to see the meadowlark here yesterday afternoon at about 4:00 pm. I took the photographs in my yard on March 11, 2012. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
March 12, 2012