Bobolink Meadow

A resident of grassy meadows, male Bobolinks have a fantastic song—a rather unbelievable gurgling outburst of notes that reminds one of the voice of the droid R2-D2 in the Star Wars movies. F. Schuyler Mathews, author of Field Book of Wild Birds and Their Music (first published in 1904), described it as "a mad, reckless, song-fantasia, an outburst … [Read more...]

Bobolink Song Fantasia

Here in Upstate New York, Bobolinks arrive the second or third week of May, homing-in on the beautiful grassy meadows that grace our pastoral landscape of rolling hills. Males show up first and partake in riotous display as they flutter over the fields, singing excitedly and chasing one another about like schoolboys at play. This energetic … [Read more...]