Meet Mr. Bobolink

I’d never seen a Bobolink before so I was pretty excited to get these pics. This is an adult male who was kind enough to give me several poses and even bend down so I could see the white markings on his back.   The Bobolink is the only American bird that is black underneath and white on the back.  They are extraordinary migrants, traveling thousands of miles each autumn.  Bobolinks are also one of the few songbirds that undergoes two complete molts each year.  Please click on the images to view them larger.

DSC_5846 by CHRISTOPHER L.NELSON.

 

DSC_5853 by CHRISTOPHER L.NELSON.

 

DSC_5841 by CHRISTOPHER L.NELSON.