|Bobolink, resting on a branch before the rain. © SB|
But today, I saw and heard two lovely male Bobolinks, singing right beside the road into the Condie Nature Refuge, near Regina, SK. One flew off; the other Bobolink stayed and sang.
To me, these birds, relatives of Red-winged and other Blackbirds, have a somewhat clownish appearance, with a soft yellow cap and light back feathers.
And their song is pure gurgling joy!
Storm clouds were rolling over, so the backdrop for these photos is a dark gray, mid-morning sky.
|Bobolink, stretching its body high as it sings. © SB|
|Partial look at the Bobolink's lighter back feathers © SB|
|Yes, there were two in this Russian Olive - the one at left, also in pix above, and one at right. © SB|
Location: Condie Nature Refuge, near Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Photo date: May 24, 2016