April 30, 2017

Meadowlark

Meadowlark
I've only seen an eastern meadowlark one other time in Sarasota.  That was almost 6 years ago to the day! (You can check out the SDP post here.) I encountered this handsome fellow recently at Rothenbach Park on the east side of Sarasota County, where he was camped out near the entrance awaiting my arrival.  I hadn't been to that park for years, and since I was in the vicinity, I decided to take a quick detour. What a pleasant surprise when I spotted him. Hard to miss that brilliant yellow!

8 comments:

Michelle said...

The best things in life are those surprises that pop out of nowhere. Nice shot!!

Andy said...

You have seen a lot more than me. My grand total is zero. I like his colours and markings.

Nancy J said...

Beautiful, his feathers, and the settings, love that misty background.

Kay said...

Great shot! I was trying to I.D. a bird recently and came across meadowlarks in my bird book. I can't say that I've ever seen one. Yours is certainly a beauty!

Kate said...

Certainly serendipitous! It is a lovely portrait of a beautiful bird. Photos like this one makes me think that birding would be an enjoyable pastime and hobby.

bill burke said...

What a beauty he is. It's like seeing an old friend. :)

Lowell said...

The yellow in his feathers really does vibrate. Cool photo!

William Kendall said...

What a pretty bird!