POTD: Just for Me

POTD: Just for MeJust for Me
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
2016

Back when I was in grade school in Wichita, Kansas my class went on a field trip. While we were on that trip we heard a meadowlard singing. One of the adults on the trip told us that the meadowlark was singing just for us because it was the Kansas state bird and we were of course Kansans.

Even at that young age I thought that was a pretty silly statement to make, yet to this day I think of that field trip whenever we’re out driving around and happen to hear one. The Fashion Queen is likely getting tired of hearing me saying “Listen, that meadowlark is singing just for me!” Whoever they are singing for, they have beautiful voices and the campground we were staying at in the Badlands was chock full of meadowlarks. It was quite a treat.

4 thoughts on “POTD: Just for Me”

  1. I don’t know if it’s my Kansas background or not, but hearing a meadowlark song always makes my day. It’s such a light and happy-sounding song. I would love to camp among the meadowlarks. But for now, I’ll just enjoy your nice close-up view.

  2. Well, it’s also the Montana state bird, so it’s still singing for you and the rest of us that live here! 🙂 Great photo that depicts its common behavior of sitting on a high perch to warble.

    1. Yes, I should have mentioned it was also the Montana state bird. Diehard Kansas might argue more claim to it though as Kansas was a state almost three decades earlier than Montana. 🙂

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