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!