John Ashley took this photo of a song bird at dawn on April 28, 2015. He wrote:
This is what bird song looks like at dawn. A male Western meadowlark sings a steamy little number just after the sun rises over the Mission Mountains at the Ninepipes Natl. Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Montana. White lines are back-lit spider webs.
Beautiful, John, thank you!
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