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White-eyed Vireo Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: A bird primarily found in the southeastern United States, White-eyed Vireos are but a rare visitor to South Dakota, with just a handful of recorded sightings. I was fortunate in finding an active, singing bird in Newton Hills State Park in the spring of 2019, and all the photos below are of that bird. He hung around the same area (indeed, near the same clump of bushes) for at least two weeks.  Getting a photograph was a challenge, however, given the preference for staying hidden within the thicket! Fortunately I was able to get some clear photos, and particularly given the rarity of the species, this photo is not only my favorite White-eyed Vireo photo, but one of my favorite photos overall.

White-eyed Vireo - Vireo griseus

White-eyed Vireo 1 - Vireo griseus White-eyed Vireo 2 - Vireo griseus White-eyed Vireo 3 - Vireo griseus  

White-eyed Vireo 1

May 15th, 2019
Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

White-eyed Vireo 2

May 15th, 2019
Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

White-eyed Vireo 3

May 15th, 2019
Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

 

Click here for the species description page for the White-eyed Vireo


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