This Western Meadowlark was busy yesterday poking its sharp bill through the emerging grasses to find prey in the warming soil. A couple of times I saw it snatch worms out of the ground and swallow them whole. I liked photographing this species on the ground instead of perched on bushes or rocks for a change. Their bright yellow plumage sure stands out!
I photographed this particular Western Meadowlark for over 15 minutes, it was a very cooperative subject even though at times it seemed to disappear in the dried grasses from last year’s growth.
Despite having at least some snow this week and colder temperatures signs of spring continue to show including the grasses turning green. I have even seen a few tiny, bright pink Redstem Filaree blooms on the island. Everything seems a little brighter these days.
Yes, spring is on its way.
Life is good.