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photoblog image Bobolink Time

Bobolink Time

The bobolink is a field bird and one of the species I report on for a group interested in mosquito eating farmland birds. The bobolinks returned on the 18th, one day earlier than last year. They brought a whole lot of their friends or relatives so the sound in my back yard is incredible. Interestingly, the barn swallows which I also report on arrived the same day.

 

This link will take you to a: Bobolink Call

This link takes you to 119 examples of: Bobolink Calls

 

Please note the yellow link button has excellent sound examples as well.

 

photoblog image 20160521 058crop.jpg

Bobolink Time

The bobolink is a field bird and one of the species I report on for a group interested in mosquito eating farmland birds. The bobolinks returned on the 18th, one day earlier than last year. They brought a whole lot of their friends or relatives so the sound in my back yard is incredible. Interestingly, the barn swallows which I also report on arrived the same day.

 

This link will take you to a: Bobolink Call

This link takes you to 119 examples of: Bobolink Calls

 

Please note the yellow link button has excellent sound examples as well.

 

photoblog image 20160521 058crop.jpg

comments (16)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 24 May 2016, 02:34
C'est un bel oiseau, dommage qu'il tourne le dos.
Mary MacADNski: He is showing his best side. Their underside is black.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 May 2016, 04:15
It is a lovely boid, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: Was threatened endangered for awhile.
What a lovely fella Mary!
Mary MacADNski: They are the best!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 May 2016, 06:41
Thank you for this, the bird and its call are both new to me
Mary MacADNski: They were almost gone from the area 7 or 8 years ago.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 May 2016, 06:52
a lovely photo of a nature lover!
Mary MacADNski: They are very happy birds.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 May 2016, 06:54
Oh, I love the sounds of the bobolink!
Mary MacADNski: There is nothing like it, especially when there are many.
Any creature that eats mosquitos is a friend of mine Mary.
Mary MacADNski: They are treasured here at my home for that attribute.
I have never come across these birds before.
Mary MacADNski: Here is a copy of Alan's comment.
Not a bird I've heard of but apparently they do occasionally come to the UK which casues much excitement to the bird watchers. It has a beautiful call.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 May 2016, 08:32
Not a bird I've heard of but apparently they do occasionally come to the UK which casues much excitement to the bird watchers. It has a beautiful call.
Mary MacADNski: They eat their weight in mosquitoes. Good friends to have.
I've not heard of these before, Mary, thanks for the links.
Mary MacADNski: They are wonderful to have with their mosquito eating ability.
Quite pretty looking birds aren't they.
Mary MacADNski: They are black in front so look best from the back.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 May 2016, 12:55
Super shot - a handsome chap and doing us all a great service!
Mary MacADNski: They almost disappeared for a decade but are back! They're my all time favorite bird.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 May 2016, 15:54
I have never heard of one of these before Mary - thank you for the introduction to its sight and sound.
Mary MacADNski: They are lovely in the garden doing their job eating mosquitoes.
They would all be my friends if they eat mosquitoes Mary... i checked out the link... i'm sure that there would be wonderful sounds in your back yard....petersmile
Mary MacADNski: I was out there most of the day and can assure you it was indeed wonderful. The program coordinator was here today too to witness all the activity with three species of mosquito eating birds..
a bird mass choir...
Mary MacADNski: I wish you could hear it.
Just wonderful birds - I love their songs! Nice photo's Mary!
Mary MacADNski: I got some shots of it eating an insect too.

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