That is exactly what this Western Meadowlark was doing too. It was happily perched on a fence post at the Pawnee National Grasslands last week singing the song of spring.
All across the plains these chubby, colorful birds let loose with a distinctive song that is easily recognizable. They are very common across much of the western two thirds of the United States.
When not foraging on the ground, they can oftentimes be found perched on wires, fences and poles in open areas. The Western Meadowlark is actually the state bird of Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, and Wyoming.