This Western meadowlark image was taken January 2nd on Antelope Island after a snow fall and it made me think of how hard life can be for these birds. During warmer months Western Meadowlarks eat insects but during the winter they have to scramble for seeds. When the snow is thick on the ground it must be even harder for them. This meadowlark was along side of the road where it had been plowed and that probably brought some of the fallen seeds to the surface. There are times though when I don’t see the Western Meadowlarks on the Island so they must move south when the snow gets too thick.
I know that they are better equipped to handle the bitter cold than I am 24/7.
Life is good.