Monday, September 10, 2012

Bye bye Bobolinks

Another species that is rapidly exiting our area is the Bobolink, one of the Stratford Point specials many of our visitors enjoy seeing in the grasslands.

You can find them in many different areas, from overgrown park lawns to community gardens or even shrubby pockets directly along the coastline after some good migration movements. They are also a hawk watch specialty, and if you are at a productive site you may see groups flying by. You could even be spending a late summer day at the beach and hear their distinctive flight call, ticking off the species for your daily list without ever seeing them in the September sky. Get your looks while you can because the clock is ticking...

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation Technician

Photo © Scott Kruitbosch and not to be reproduced without explicit permission

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