Another Western Meadowlark from today

I couldn’t resist posting this Western Meadowlark image that I created today even though I posted one earlier this morning.

Fluffy Western Meadowlark

 Fluffed up Western Meadowlark ~ Antelope Island State Park, Utah –  Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/2000, ISO 640, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

 When I spotted four Western Meadowlarks today on this bush I was just hoping to get close enough to get a few shots of them. This bird was very cooperative and even shook its feathers before flying off. I really like these birds!


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. I like the yellow throat and breast on these birds. Hey, its your blog-you can post as many times a day as you’d like! :)

  2. I agree with Linda, I think this is even better than the other one, if that is possible with your images. :-)

  3. Beautiful. they sing so pretty! Don’t you love it when they pose for you?
    The Horned Larks sing pretty too. They let me get closer than the Meadowlarks.

    • Judy, I adore it when the birds pose for me! Western Meadowlarks have a wonderful song and I love hearing it. Today I had no luck getting close to either lark, I think it was the changing weather.

  4. Beautiful capture! They do look very similar to the Eastern Meadowlarks we have here. I really like these birds too! Their colors are just so vibrant!

    • Tammy, I could never seem to get as close to Eastern Meadowlarks as I can with the Western Meadowlarks. They are very much alike in appearance but their songs are very different, the Western is more flute like and the songs are a bit longer. Thanks much for commenting.

  5. That’s a sweet bird to see and hear. Glad they cooperated so you could get these great shots!

  6. I like this one even better! :-)

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