The girl wiped her hands, crossed her feet on the little island of carpet where she was stranded in a sea of soap-suds, and then, sure enough, out of her slender throat came the swallow's twitter, the robin's whistle, the blue-jay's call, the thrush's song, the wood-dove's coo, and many another familiar note, all ending as before with the musical ecstacy of a bobolink
singing and swinging among the meadow grass on a bright June day.
and More Annual Donor and Friends Event Join us for afternoon drinks and appetizers as we enjoy the chance to observe bobolinks
in the meadow near the Crocker Farmhouse.
Many young bobolinks
, for instance, have been sighted recently springing up from the grassland in the lower field.
Renfrew and Ribic (2008), in a study of Bobolinks
(Dolichonyx oryzivorus), and Grasshopper and Savannah sparrows, concluded that patch-size might only be particularly restrictive when the entire landscape is heavily fragmented.
The article sought to have mowing in town-owned fields delayed until birds, and especially bobolinks
, finished nesting.
We examined: (1) how woody vegetation features were related to habitat use and distribution of Grasshopper, Savannah, and Henslow's sparrows, Eastern Meadowlarks, Bobolinks
, and Dickcissels breeding within reclaimed surface mines; (2) the extent woody habitat features were related to nestsite selection of Grasshopper and Henslow's sparrows, and Eastern Meadowlarks; and (3) if these woody habitat features affected daily nest survival of Grasshopper and Henslow's sparrows, and Eastern Meadowlarks.
It would give bobolinks
time to finish their nesting cycle," she said.
2009) reported that adult Bobolinks
(Dolichonyx oryzivorus) pecked and pulled at nestlings' throat ligatures at most nests sampled.
What the mower or his supervisor didn't know is that this special grassland habitat has perennially been the nesting habitat of uncommon savannah sparrows, bobolinks
and eastern meadowlarks.
The goal of our study was to identify patterns and variability of egg mass and nestling growth in a population of Bobolinks
by comparing: (1) egg mass within- and between clutches; (2) the relationship between (a) clutch size and egg mass and (b) nest initiation date and egg mass; (3) nestling growth between years of study, study sites and between broods; and (4) Bobolink
nestling growth patterns by percentage of adult size and mass attained at fledging.
Waiting till mid-July would help other species, as well, because uncommon grassland-nesting birds like meadowlarks and bobolinks
would be able to produce their young without being mowed down, too.
Vegetation structure, food supply, and polygyny in Bobolinks