Discovered by Ken Rosenberg on
8 April 2000, this male Western Meadowlark (Sturnella
neglecta) maintained a territory for most of April (at least)
in farmland near Dryden Lake in Tompkins County.
Adult male Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta),
21 April 2000, near Dryden Lake, Tompkins County, New York. Video-still
copyright of Angus Wilson © 2000
View of West Lake Road, South of Dryden New York.
The Western Meadowlark was often seen singing from the telephone
line (on left) at several points along this road. Video-still copyright
of Angus Wilson © 2000
A superb series of digital
camera images of this bird, together with some very useful
discussion of separation from Eastern Meadowlark, can be found
on NYSARC member Kevin
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