Bobolink ( Male )

Posted by paul fletcher on Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:07 pm

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CANON 400mm f 5.6 L
F8 @ 1/1000
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The bobolink is certainly a well traveled species, as it spends the winter primarily in Argentina, and then flies north for the breeding season - about 6000 miles ( 10,000 KM ) one way to my location in Southern Canada. Quite an interesting colour combination for the male in breeding plumage ( females plain brownish ), and an impressive set of perching claws, as well. Somewhat limited in their breeding range here, as they require grasslands or natural fields, however there is such an area close to my home, where this image was taken.

Province of Ontario, Canada, image - May 2022.
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by david fletcher on Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:34 am
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Super shot Paul to show its colours and those impressive claws. Nice one.
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by peter makuch on Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:20 am
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a good catch of this male in the open like that and nice colour exposure, well done PAUL.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:54 am
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Great find and good-looking specimen. I love their singing.
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by ADKShooter on Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:45 am
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Nice image and pose that shows off his interesting color combination. The setting on the barbed wire is typically a way to see them in an open field. Terrific look at his unusual claws as well.

by Karl Egressy on Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:44 pm
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Great image, Paul. I like when it shows the nice pattern of the back.

by Carol Clarke on Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:02 am
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Lovely detail of their amazing colours and patterns, Paul! A fine shot.

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