Sunday, March 22, 2009

I'll Sing in the Sunshine....

I just posted on another blog last week how I covet
a certain bird and never see them....
Well!!!! I looked out my window over the week end
and about 300 yards away ... yes very far ... I saw
two shining dots in the sunlight in the top of a very
tall tree.

I took the shot and zoomed in and OH MY GOSH!! My
first thought was Eastern Meadowlark!! Could it be?
Sure looked like one 'singing' to me

If you click and look closely you can see the black V on
the chest.. a dead give away.

Yep, outer tail feathers are white and partly barred
with dark brown and black
The one on the bottom is fanning the tail... click to see.

Another interesting fact about the Meadowlark...A male can
have up to 3 mates at one time.

I was 'Singing in the Sunshine' for sure until Mr. Crow
came along and chased them off.

It might have been far far away but I was thankful
that I got to see them. I felt like I was given a little gift.

To God be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done


Marsha said...

They are beautiful! I wish I could have seen them. All the shots are wonderful but I actually love the last one with Mr. Crow, we can see the flight of the two meadowlarks and I just think its cool :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wonderful.Such sightings are indeed gifts given by the One who created the birds.

Bird Girl said...

Boy...that tree was full of birds! I'm so glad you got to see the meadowlarks and get some pictues - even though they were far away - they were nice!!!

Shellmo said...

Congrats on your meadowlarks! They are such beautiful birds!!

mon@rch said...

I so love finding Meadowlarks!

Abe said...

I have seldom seen them in large trees but more often on fence posts in a grass pasture. This was a nice post.

Tina said...

Oh Jane,
How I would love to have seen your meadow larks!! I have looked high and low for these birdees knowing they are around here somewhere!!
Great capture!! I sure hope they stay around you and you can get some more shots!!
What a great eye you have to picked those little dots up and followed up with zoomed pics.

Congrats!! You are on a roll, first the kestrels and now these guys!! What next??

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