Location: On Wilkes Road, right on the southwest edge of Winnipeg, Canada
Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi F stop: F/7.1 Exposure: 1/400 sec. Focal length: 300.0 mm Flash: flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode (16) Shutter speed (Tv): 8.6
The Eastern Meadowlark has a bright yellow breast adorned with a distinct broad black necklace (in the shape of a V), short tails and short rounded wings, white outer tail feathers, long starling-like bills, and brown-streaked backs. The female resembles the male, but is smaller. This bird is anywhere from 8 1/2-11" in length with a wingspread of 13 1/2-17". These birds are chunky, ground-dwelling birds and can be found in grasslands, pastures and prairies, but the population has been reduced due to urban areas, and reservoirs. The song of the Eastern Meadowlark is a whistling see-you-see-yer or putting words to it would sound like “spring is here” which they sing melodious song while perched on a fence post, tree, pole or on the ground. They utter harsh alarming notes to proclaim their territory. One of the best-known birds of the prairie farmlands.