Eastern Meadowlark  Sturnella magna
Eastern Meadowlark 
Sturnella magna

Foraging on the ground for insects, in open areas such as pastures, meadows, hayfields and prairies; grass seeds and waste grains are about 25% of the Eastern Meadowlarks diet.
It nests on the ground with low cover and dense grasses.  Although the male may have more than one mate, it produces two broods per year and is in decline due to a decrease in habitat.

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Deepbrook Nature Photography