This Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) was about to take off from the boulder it was on when I photographed it on Wednesday. During the summer it is difficult to get close to these birds but because of the lower temperature that morning it hung around for a few shots. Right now they aren’t as brightly colored as they are in the spring but their plumage is still lovely.
P.S.: My mother is visiting me on her first trip to Utah, she is going to love it! I’ll be slow to view and comment on your blogs, thanks for understanding. Please feel free to share this post with your friends and family.
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