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Blue-winged Warbler Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite:  For a species that's not really supposed to be found in South Dakota, they are awfully reliable and easy to find.  The catch...there's really only one spot in the state where they're always found...a small patch of ground in Newton Hills State Park.  It's a rather non-descript, semi-open area with scattered eastern red cedar and sumac, the same kind of habitat that's found in a number of other places in eastern South Dakota, but for some reason Blue-winged Warblers return to this same exact location year after year. The photo below is of a bird in this area, taken on May 15th, 2011.

Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera

Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera

Blue-winged Warbler 1

May 28th, 2010

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Blue-winged Warbler 2

May 16th, 2011

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Blue-winged Warbler 3

May 16th, 2011

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Blue-winged Warbler 4

May 16th, 2011

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera

Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera

Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanopteraBlue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera

Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera

Blue-winged Warbler 5

May 16th, 2011

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Blue-winged Warbler 6

May 16th, 2011

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Blue-winged Warbler 7

May 16th, 2011

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Blue-winged Warbler 8

May 16th, 2011

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera

Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera

Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera

Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera

Blue-winged Warbler 9

May 14th, 2015

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Blue-winged Warbler 10

June 23rd, 2014

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Blue-winged Warbler 11

June 23rd, 2014

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Blue-winged Warbler 12

May 16th, 2018

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the Blue-winged Warbler.


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