Western Meadowlark on the wing

Western Meadowlark on the wingWestern Meadowlark on the wing

The smaller a bird is the harder it is to get flight shots of them and track them with a long lens so I was very happy to get this Western Meadowlark on the wing. The bill of my Western Meadowlark is a bit blurry even though I had a shutter speed of 1/2000 and the wings still show some motion blur but I do like the pose, the background and the eye contact.

Antelope Island State Park is a wonderful place to see and photograph Western Meadowlarks, they can be found all over the island.


* I am away, hopefully soaking up nature and the peace it offers. It was crazy last week.

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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. Gorgeous shot, I love the Meadowlarks!

  2. Nice capture Mia. RadioWest rebroadcast the program they ran a few years back on falconry, I enjoyed hearing again.

  3. Beautiful shot!

  4. Wonderful in-flight shot, Mia! You’re right – very pleasing background.

  5. Love it! Interesting observation about size and degree of difficulty.

  6. Beautiful! I love it!
    I always miss them in flight and I’m sure mine would come out blurry.
    I haven’t been there for over two weeks. Except with Wayne one time.

  7. Nice, on the wing too.

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