Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Owl Woods • May 11

Eastern Meadowlark. No owls at Owl Woods, as the migration is over. However, another bird of interest was in the tall grass around the entrance to the Woods.

Eastern Meadowlark. This is a robin sized bird that is a grassland inhabitant. It is listed as common, but its numbers are decreasing.

Eastern Meadowlark. Apart from this location at Owl Woods, I know of no other location near the Lake Ontario shore in the Rochester area that routinely has meadowlarks. 

Eastern Meadowlark. Its song transports me back to my boyhood days in Southern New Jersey where meadowlarks were well represented in the bird chorus.

Eastern Meadowlark