Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) - 13May2016

Everyone loves a Bobolink.

Per Wiki:
The bobolink breeds in the summer in North America across much of southern Canada and the northern United States. It migrates long distances, wintering in southern South America in ArgentinaBoliviaBrazil and Paraguay. One bird was tracked migrating 12,000 mi (19,000 km) over the course of the year, often flying long distances up to 1,100 mi (1,800 km) in a single day, then stopping to recuperate for days or weeks.

So this is a bird we have to get our fill of during a brief window in migration.  In the Bahamas huge numbers of them can be seen flying through.  The below male and female were captured on the Fort Fisher Spit in Kure Beach, NC.

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