I have already seen Sage Thrasher chicks on Antelope Island State Park and I suspect it won’t be long before I see juvenile Western Meadowlarks learning how to fly and feed on their own.
Three summers ago I spotted this juvenile Western Meadowlark by the marina on the island and loved how the blue waters of the Great Salt Lake were in the background.
The Western Meadowlarks were at the shoreline feeding on brine flies just like the shorebirds often do. This young meadowlark took a few seconds to check me out before it went down a slop where I couldn’t see it.
The brine flies make for easy pickings for many of the birds that come to the shore of the Great Salt Lake.
Life is good.