Eastern Meadowlark.

Posted by Karl Egressy on Fri Mar 29, 2024 5:18 am

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Early migrants. Their song sounds "Spring is heeere" if you translate it to English. :)

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by david fletcher on Fri Mar 29, 2024 6:51 am
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Love that alert pose Karl. Nice one.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Mar 29, 2024 7:33 am
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Such a cheerful colour to announce the arrival of spring - let's hope it knows what its saying, Karl!  :) 

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by peter makuch on Fri Mar 29, 2024 7:49 am
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nicely captured for the early arrivals to have started, a bit soon.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Fri Mar 29, 2024 9:18 am
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Great find and pose, Karl.
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by Kim on Fri Mar 29, 2024 7:10 pm
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Lovely bright yellow to easily spot on the ground. he looks like he had paint poured on him.

I got the 1.4 TC for my lens too but hadn't tried it out yet. From this shot looks like it works well.

by paul fletcher on Fri Mar 29, 2024 7:34 pm
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I wasn't aware that Eastern Meadowlarks would be here now in Ontario, but as you stated, an early arrival, no doubt. Great find and image, Karl. ( Haven't seen one for quite some time, so a species that is on the list for this year).

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Mar 31, 2024 10:12 am
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Wow- great sighting. Early indeed! Beautiful showing of that bright yellow breast.
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