Saturday, February 29, 2020

Wintering Eastern Meadowlark in Essex???

This morning, I talked my son into going for a drive with me through Essex - in the 'pleasent valley' area near Harrow - which often hosts some great birds - even over the winter.

Over the last few days, people have seen Red-headed Woodpecker, Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Shrikes, Eastern Meadowlarks etc. Decent birds for February!

I had gone out a few times over the last few weekends and came up short until this weekend. The Meadowlarks were not easily found. From Couture Sideroad - I noticed some small blobs in the distance in a soyabean field and luckily my eye caught light a one bird's bright yellow breast - through binoculars.  These photos are pretty heavily cropped - and this is with a 400mm lens.

Some other highlights about the outing was simply spending time with my son, seeing Rick Mayos out there as well as seeing the sun out!

Good birding!

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