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.


  1. Eileen July 4, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Gorgeous shot, I love the Meadowlarks!

  2. Elephant's Child July 1, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Love it.

  3. Utahbooklover July 1, 2014 at 12:43 pm

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

  4. Jolanta July 1, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Beautiful shot!

  5. Wally July 1, 2014 at 8:23 am

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

  6. Bev Danis July 1, 2014 at 6:40 am

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

  7. judy watson July 1, 2014 at 6:29 am

    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.

  8. Bob Bushell July 1, 2014 at 5:28 am

    Nice, on the wing too.

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