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Jun 13, 2011

Burbling Bobolinks appear

Photos by BarrytheBirder
Dolichonyx oryzivorus
I spotted my first Bobolinks of the season in the long-grass meadows of north Richmond Hill's Corridor Park today.   There were eight of them along with other species that like this weedy habitat, like Red-winged Blackbirds (female, below left),  Kingbirds (centre) and Savannah Sparrows (right).   Some folks describe the Bobolink song as banjo-like, while I describe it as a burbling song, like an old AM radio sound as its station selector dial is quickly spun.
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