From Miles: Eastern Meadowlarks are fairly common in winter along the north shore of Lake Erie. Like species such as Mockingbirds and Red-bellied Woodpeckers, they seem to be expanding their range. It is difficult to photograph these birds because they are usually far off in a field.
February 10, 2021: From Yvette:
This meadowlark stayed for a long time in the grasses/branches while I and other crazy bird photographers were taking pictures. I could see the bird by eye easily but I had a lot of trouble pointing my camera downwards and finding the bird in my camera (need to practise). A beautiful bird and quite a treat! One of the joys of birding are the surprises. It was very cold but when focusing on the bird I don’t feel the cold.