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A Male Bobolink that was in the back field at the farm. These lovely birds come in to my area about early to mid May to raising their chicks  in the thick grass from ground nesting through out the fields at the farm. I can usually see quit a few of them until mid to late July when they seem to just go away. I've had difficulty trying to get close to them in the past because of the openness of the areas they prefer. I'm still waiting on a really good shoot of one. Maybe this summer perhaps it will come to me.

The Bobolink, odd name for a bird. We get them every year up to the family farm property. They manly hang out in the old hay fields and cow pastors in the area. The males will set up territories that they will defend from other males. If another male come in the resident bird will chases him out but female can come and go as they please. The male is also one of the few birds in my area the make Arielle displays that are accompanied by a warbling song to attract female to their spot of real-estate. This year I hope to pay more attention to they and get closer/better images of them. All three of the images here are of males and are from the farms back fields. At the last minute I decided to put the forth image in that I've used before, its much clear then the first three and you can see its golden spot on the back of its head better. Enjoy!!! bobolink005 bobolink002 bobolink004X