Nov. 10 – BOTD – Meadowlark

Our Eyes Open

Here is my entry for Granny Shot It’s  Bird of the Day (BOTD) challenge.

Male Western Meadowlark – Bird on a Wire – Justin, Texas

Both the Western Meadowlark and Eastern Meadowlark are about the size of the American Robin. It can be a difficult task for birders to identify the species in areas where they can both congregate. The images below are compliments of the All About Birds website & are the perfect illustration of the similarities & differences of the breeding males. The maps below each bird demonstrate their territories. In the crossover states, it is almost impossible to 100% identify which bird you are looking at unless you can get a photo or you are an expert. Both species like to forage in open fields or pasture land. In Texas, I’ve seen them foraging at the edge of lakes during the winter months.

Western Meadowlarks eat…

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