Bird of the week 2023 | Week 48
Eastern meadowlark [MichaelWarren.com]
This leggy bird in the blackbird family (which also includes cowbirds and orioles and trashers) is not abundant in Marion County, but it makes its home year round in our open grassy pastures. It is known for its striking yellow throat and underparts as well as its beautiful flute-like songs. They’re most easy to spot on fences and powerlines. This one was photographed on the edge of the Big Sun Soccer complex.