Monday, June 7, 2010

Bob-O-Link spotted

As Trish and I were out on a walk, checking the yard and a recent planting of two Toka Plums, a male Bobolink jumped out of the tall meadow grass.  He just wasn't willing to sit still for a photo, so the photo in the blog belongs to;  Marie Reed.  Once I pin this fellow down for a good photo, I will repost the image.  

Bobolinks are a great traveler. They will winter over in southern South American and migrate back up to our region to raise a new family.  The male Bobolink is the only American bird that is black underneath and white on the back and this colorization last only through the breeding season.

You can read more about the Bobolink at Cornell Lab Birding site.

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