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…