Flying Western MeadowlarkFlying Western Meadowlark – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/1600, ISO 500, +0.3 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited or called in

Five days ago while on Antelope Island I photographed this Western Meadowlark as it sang on the stump of a dead Sagebrush. There are plenty of Western Meadowlarks singing on the island right now but they aren’t all that easy to approach yet but as they go deeper into their breeding season they will be easier to approach. I took quite a few images of this meadowlark singing but was more focused on getting a photo of it in the air. The Western Meadowlark was quite obliging and lifted off.