I wasn’t able to look for short-eared owls this year at the Grasslands, but thankfully, winter isn’t the only time to see interesting birds there!
It was an extremely overcast day, and I only had one goal… find and photograph an eastern meadowlark. I heard them almost immediately after stepping out of my car, but they are a very shy species.
After nearly 30 minutes, I began to see a couple on the ground. When their backs were turned to me, I barely noticed them! It wasn’t until they turned did their bright yellow markings make them an easy target.
I also saw some kestrels from afar as well, which are also contained in the gallery below.