Sounds of Spring – Western Meadowlark

Western MeadowlarkWestern Meadowlark – Nikon D300, f7.1, 1/2000, ISO 400, Nikkor 200-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

Normally we have Western Meadowlarks year round here in the Salt Lake Valley but because this past winter was harsh it seemed that they moved south for a bit. They are back now and singing their songs of spring.

Western Meadowlark on a wireWestern Meadowlark on a wire – Nikon D200, f10, 1/400, ISO 250, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

It won’t be long before their calls are heard throughout the valley calling their mates and nesting will begin. I missed them while they were gone and I am pleased that they are back.


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  1. Mia McPherson March 22, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    My thanks for all your wonderful comments on this post and the images.

  2. Dave Sparks March 20, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Wow! Awesome Meadowlark images. Perhaps the best I’ve ever seen.

  3. Ricky March 16, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Beautiful bird, and excellent post. We have the Eastern Meadowlarks here. Love your work.

  4. Prairie Birder March 13, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    This year I’m hoping to get some better photographs of Western Meadowlarks, I always have such bad luck photographing them. Your photos though are excellent!

  5. Julie G. March 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I’m hoping to see some Eastern Meadowlarks soon. Your photographs are stunning! These birds have such pretty plumage.

  6. M. Firpi March 13, 2013 at 10:06 am

    What a joy!! It must have felt so good to see him!

  7. Bob Bushell March 13, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Nice one, the Meadowlark shows itself so perfect, well done Mia.

  8. Wally March 13, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Every morning we go out early for the past couple of weeks we’ve been greeted with the song of the Meadowlark. What a wonderful way to start a day!
    Super images.

  9. Sherry in MT March 13, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Gives me hope to hear our first ones soon! I absolutely love hearing them in the mornings!

  10. eric c11 March 13, 2013 at 5:46 am

    ohhh it s a beautifull specie,
    and well presented,
    good job mia ☺

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