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"Western Meadowlark"
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta):    The Western Meadowlark was first discovered in 1804 by Lewis and Clark near Spirit Mound, South Dakota, and was called a "Prairie Lark". On August 25, 1804, Captain Clark wrote "... Great numbers of Birds are Seen in those Plains, Such as black bird, Ren or Prarie burd a kind of larke about the Sise of a Partridge with a Short tail &c. &. ..."

 
January ... Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

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Western Meadowlark. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 23, 2009.


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January ... Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington ...

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Western Meadowlark, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Mostly cloudy day with occasional sunbreaks. Image taken January 31, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
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Western Meadowlark, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Late afternoon under heavy clouds and lots of wind. Image taken January 18, 2010. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.
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Western Meadowlarks, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Late afternoon under heavy clouds and lots of wind. Image taken January 18, 2010. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.


March ... Baskett Slough NWR, Salem, Oregon ...

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Western Meadowlark, Baskett Slough NWR, Oregon. Early morning, sunny and bright. Image taken March 11, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Western Meadowlark, Baskett Slough NWR, Oregon. Early morning, sunny and bright. Image taken March 11, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Western Meadowlark, Baskett Slough NWR, Oregon. Early morning, sunny and bright. Image taken March 11, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


... late afternoon ...

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Western Meadowlark, Baskett Slough NWR, Oregon. Late afternoon, sunny day. Image taken March 11, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


... 2010 ...

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Western Meadowlark, Baskett Slough NWR, Oregon. Late afternoon, overcast and cloudy. Image taken March 7, 2010. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Western Meadowlark, Baskett Slough NWR, Oregon. Late afternoon, overcast and cloudy. Image taken March 7, 2010. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


March ... Sauvie Island, Oregon ...

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Western Meadowlark, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 11, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


March ... Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington ...

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Western Meadowlark, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Late afternoon under heavy clouds and lots of wind. Image taken March 13, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300z.


October ... Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington ...

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Western Meadowlark, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Image taken October 19, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


October ... Broughton Beach, Columbia River, Oregon ...

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Western Meadowlark, Broughton Beach, Columbia River, Oregon. Sunny fall morning which then went overcast. Image taken October 31, 2011. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
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Western Meadowlark, Broughton Beach, Columbia River, Oregon. Sunny fall morning which then went overcast. Image taken October 31, 2011. Canon Rebel, 300mm.

December ... Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington ...

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Western Meadowlark, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Image taken December 5, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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