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Western Meadowlark

Sturnella neglecta


Meadowlarks are often more easily heard than seen, unless you spot a male singing from a fence post. This colorful member of the blackbird family flashes a vibrant yellow breast crossed by a distinctive, black, V-shaped band.


farmland near open fields


We saw (and heard) lots of these little guys while hunting for raptors.

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51 Comments (1–25)

EmilyMarino 9 years ago

Thank you again Adarsha B S!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Amazing spotting :)

EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Thank you Jakubko!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Wonderful! Congratulations again on this superb series, and Spotting of the Day!

EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Thank you Nuwan!

NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago

Congratulations Emily!

EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Thanks again everyone! :)

Tom15 10 years ago

Congratulations on this great shot Emily!

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 10 years ago

Congratulations, fantastic capture!

Beautiful capture Emily,congrats on the SOTD,thanks for sharing

EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Thanks Carol Snow Milne and Thanks Hemma! You know how I like my red-tailed hawks! ;)

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 10 years ago

All smiles. I just liked this cute photo yesterday. Congratulations Emily for SOTD. Enjoying your photos.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Maybe it will be one of your awesome Red Tailed Hawks, next time!

EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Thank you all for the kind words! We did see many great raptors that day, but sometimes it's the little guys that leave the biggest mark! Thanks again!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago

Awesome spotting, congratulations EmilyMarino! Very pretty!

blandinemaujean 10 years ago

Très belle photographie.Amicalement

LarryGraziano 10 years ago

congrats on your wonderful SOTD!

YukoChartraw 10 years ago

Congratulations Emily! Well-deserved honor for the beautiful capture!

duttagupta35504 10 years ago

I like the way you saw him singing, rather then with his mouth shut. Did you spot any raptors?

AliceGreenup 10 years ago

Great work emily! Very well deserved!

Arun 10 years ago

nice spotting ... Congratulations !!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago


Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Beautiful! Congrats!

LuisStevens 10 years ago

Congrats Emily!

EmilyMarino 10 years ago

No way?! Thank you all so much!!! I am so lucky that I stumbled upon this community a little over a year ago! It's rewarding and refreshing to be around other like minded animal lovers! Cheers to us all!

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Colorado, USA

Spotted on Mar 1, 2013
Submitted on Mar 3, 2013

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