|Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)|
A closer look reveals an Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna). Every year, I hear one calling in this field a few times during the spring and then it seems to disappear for the summer. Meadowlarks are a "blackbird" that isn't black. It is closely related to birds such as Grackles, Blackbirds, Orioles, and Cowbirds. In addition to its flute-like song, Eastern Meadowlark can be identified by their bright yellow underside and black v-shaped mark across its chest.
|Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) - a closer view|