Friday, July 21, 2006

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

The male Bobolink is an interesting contrast study of black and buffy white and is easily identified when seen in its habitat of choice; grassy meadows.

Although I don't see Bobolinks often, and when I do they are at a distance in a field or sitting on a fence; however, I did have an opportunity to study the male of this species up close in May, 2002, when one visited our feeder area. It was unusual to see a Bobolink in our feeder area and I was amazed and delighted to see one so close and to be able to study and capture a photo of the design of its back view up close.
Last weekend while stopping by a grassy meadow I was able to photograph two males together; as well as a male and female together in flight.

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