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Knox Farm - Boblinks!

Published June 07, 2012
Tags: Life List Happenings, Bobolink, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Bluebird, Knox Farm, East Aurora, NY

The other day when I was at Tifft Nature Preserve visiting the White Pelican, John Barton suggested I visit Knox Farm to see the Bobolinks that live there.  Last night, I decided to give it a try and see what I could see...

At first, I didn't see a sign of them.  "Head straight on out from the parking area", he told me.  So, I did just that, and, staying on the path, I climbed the grassy hill, thoroughly enjoying the scenery, the calls from the Red-winged Blackbirds, the oodles of Tree Swallows swooping around me, and the beautiful evening sunshine.  After a little while, I realized some of these "black birds" weren't Red-winged Blackbirds at all.  And the sounds were way different!  I began to see the Bobolinks springing up from the fields, taking flight, almost "dancing" with one another at times, and then acrobatically do a fly-by me and pop back down into the field.  Wow!

I was able to capture a few photos of them - AND got to add another life-lister too: a gorgeous Savannah Sparrow!
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Bobolink - a life list addition!
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Savannah Sparrow - a life list addition!
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Song Sparrow
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Eastern Bluebird
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