Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Meadowlark, April 5, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
M is for Meadowlark - a North American bird of the Blackbird family of birds

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, March 16, 2017
Eastern Meadowlarks, Sturnella magna, can be found in meadows, pastures, prairies, and other open grassy areas in the eastern half of the United States and in southeastern Canada. Their cousins, the Western Meadowlarks, claim the western US and southwestern Canada as their territory. There is some territory overlap in the middle of the continent, making distinguishing between the two difficult unless you hear their totally different songs.

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, March 30, 2017
They eat insects (including grasshoppers, crickets, caterpillars, and grubs), seeds, grain, and fruit. Fence posts are favorite perches for the males as they sing to establish their territories and attract females.

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  1. This bird resembles the sparrow of our side but slightly different.

  2. Wow... you lucky 'devil' ;-) To get such nice shots, wonderful.

    Have a nice ABC-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  3. ...I wish that I could hear it's song!

  4. La première est magnifique, les couleurs ont superbes ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

  5. Beautiful meadowlark and wonderful photos ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a delightful week ~ ^_^

  6. Great pictures! So typical, on a fencepost.

  7. Wonderful photos...I cannot even get close to the meadowlarks out at the strip pits. Down home they were not that skittish.

    Oh, I did not know they were related to the blackbird family!

  8. What a pretty bird you captured! Love it!

  9. I love meadowlarks... haven't ever been able to tell what's different about western and eastern varieties...but wherever I see them (and hear them) they make me happy. Lovely catch!

  10. I was drawn to your post by the picture of the Meadowlark, - they mean spring to me and I love to hear them in the meadows and grasslands of the Similkameen. It was always a joy to the children to be the first one to hear the meadowlark.....

  11. Beautiful and it has a name that conjurers up a bucolic picture. I had to go and have a virtual listen, its call is as gorgeous as its plumage.

  12. I have never seen this.
    (Well, I am living in Norway.)


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