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A Eastern Meadowlark in his adult breeding colors.
Declining drastically throughout most of range, probably because of habitat loss.In spring, the male will flaunt his colors and sing from the top of a fence post to let others know it is his territory and warns other males to stay away from the females in the area. Their territorial size ranges from 3-15 acres.This little guy was signing his heart out. Now that I know they are there, I will return to see if I can get better photo’s of them.
Captured at the Pinelands Reserve in Nokomis ,Florida.

Canon 5D mk2
canon 400mm 1.4 extender focal 560mm

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The Beauty of Nature 3/9/11
The World As We See It , or as we missed it World As We See It , or as we missed it 3/7/11

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bird, nature, florida, canon, eastern meadowlark

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  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot, well done !!!

    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • many thanks Erik

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 3 years ago

    What beautiful colours! Never seen one of these before. Lovely capture Kathy! :o)

  • thanks so much Marilyn, this was my first time seeing one as well, I plan to go back to see if I can capture more of them

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Jay Morgan
    Jay Morganover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful almost blends in with the scenery

  • thanks so much Jay, he sure does

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 3 years ago

    He’s singing! This is so sweet Kathy! Beautiful capture :)

  • thanks so much, he was signing his little heart out

    – kathy s gillentine

  • fotoflossy
    fotoflossyover 3 years ago

    WOW Kathy, totally awesome capture! Great job!

  • thank you so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • DaveOvenden
    DaveOvendenover 3 years ago

    wow Kathy what a beautiful bird.

  • thank you very much Dave, they really are beautiful birds

    – kathy s gillentine

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 3 years ago

    They are really beautiful. This one is singing his heart out! Great capture for sure my friend. XXSUEXX

  • thanks so much Sue xx

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 3 years ago

    Fatastic shot of this beautiful looking bird Kathy!

  • many thanks Shaun

    – kathy s gillentine

  • WOBBLYMOL
    WOBBLYMOLover 3 years ago

    oh thats a lovely shot, great work Kathy

  • thank you so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Janone
    Janoneover 3 years ago

    Perfectly captured, Kathy.
    Beautiful bird it is. Good hunting shot.!
    Best regards, Jan

  • many thanks Jan

    – kathy s gillentine

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