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Western Meadowlark Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: I still don't know why I suddenly took such an interest in birds and photography back in 2000, as I'd never shown any interest in either up to that point.  However, even before then, I was well aware of the singing of Meadowlarks. Growing up in Nebraska, I loved to fish, and every time I hear a Meadowlark singing, it brings me back to those days, lounging on the banks of a creek, casually fishing and hearing Meadowlarks singing around me. It's still such a treat to hear them for the first time each spring.  This photo of a singing Western Meadowlark is from May 28th, 2010 in Minnehaha County, South Dakota.

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

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Western Meadowlark 1

November 28th, 2003

Near Presho, South Dakota 

Western Meadowlark 2

July 27th, 2009

Antelope Island, near Great Salt Lake, Utah

Western Meadowlark 3

April 15th, 2007

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark 4

June 8th, 2003

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta 

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Western Meadowlark 5

April 22nd, 2003

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark 6

April 15th, 2007

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark 7

May 28th, 2010

Lincoln County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark 8

March 27th, 2005

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Western Meadowlark 9

April 12th, 2005

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark 10

April 12th, 2005

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark 11

April 15th, 2007

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark 12

July 13th, 2008

Lincoln County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta 

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta 

Western Meadowlark 13

July 13th, 2008

Lincoln County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark 14

September 30th, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark 15

May 18th, 2007

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark 16

May 27th, 2007

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Western Meadowlark 17

March 31st, 2012

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark 18

March 31st, 2012

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Western Meadowlark 19

October 10th, 2011

Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S. Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the Western Meadowlark 


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