The Elusive Meadowlark

I hear their song out the window as we drive down the road. They are on fence posts and road signs. They are taunting me. Look at me, they sing in their beautiful voice. But as soon as I look, they are gone. As soon as I raise the camera, they disappear. I want desperately to watch them. To listen to their beautiful song. To enjoy their presence.

Still, I hear them laughing at me as they hide in the grass.

Twice now I have been lucky enough to snap a shot of these beautiful birds before they had a chance to fly away. Somehow, I must have caught them off-guard.  

I would love the opportunity to get better pictures of these little beauties, but I have learned that when it comes to meadowlarks, I better be happy with what they give me! 

Maybe someday they will tire of hiding from me. Maybe…  

My 52: Week 13

Freeze-out Lake has become one of my favorite places. The snow geese and tundra swans were supposed to be in by the thousands, so we headed out to see them last week. Unfortunately, we arrived while they were all out having dinner, so there were very few birds on the lake. It was worth the drive, though. It was raining and blowing when we left, but by the time we arrived at the lake, it was sunny and beautiful. The sunset was pretty amazing, too. It was a beautiful evening to be at the lake. 

My 52: Week 10

I may be a day late with this week’s post, but after what we saw today out at Freezout Lake, I don’t feel a dollar short. Earlier this week, we had heard that the snow geese and tundra swans were returning to the lake on their way North. We had attempted to see them last fall when they were on their way South, but all the roads were closed for duck hunting season. That was not the case today. We were able to drive all the way around the lake, and while we couldn’t get very close to the geese, we were still able to see their mass numbers. We also saw a lot of pintails, but I think I will save those for next week. 🙂