Meadowlarks never let me get close enough for good shots, but Kelly was able to definitively ID them as Lillian's subspecies of Eastern Meadowlark. I didn't even notice until he pointed it out to me that this one has an abnormally long bill. In the back of my mind, when I first downloaded the photos, I thought to myself that I had never before realized how long the bills are on meadowlarks. Duh! I might be hopeless. I wonder if my prosopagnosia (face blindness) has anything to do with it.
Monday, December 26, 2016
Needed a fix
It felt like I hadn't taken any bird, butterfly, or dragonfly photos in ages, so feeling a bit of desperation when I spied a small flock of meadowlarks foraging in the yard in Alpine. I figured I'd challenge myself to take better shots of them than I already had, and also to see if I could get photos good enough for positive identification. Like shots of the tails spread. I couldn't get the latter except when they flew, and then only blurry in-flight shots.
at 9:35 PM