[Mnbird] Fwd: Bobolinks

Whyte, Linda linda at moosewoods.us
Sun Jun 20 06:25:52 CDT 2021

"I second that motion!" And let's hope that, if fewer birds have made it
back to us, those few will at least benefit from less competition for
territory and food, to increase breeding success. It may take another
breeding season, but more favorable weather could help them recover.
On another hopeful note, dry conditions may encourage them to explore
niches less familiar to them--- perhaps the case with the Acadian
Flycatcher at Crosby Park in St. Paul. It was very cooperative yesterday
morning, calling and perching right around and above the trail.
I wish its example had been followed by the Prothonotary Warbler, calling
further down the trail by the backwaters. A banding engagement precluded
taking time to bushwhack and see it, so it will require another try. But
after all the negative events reported, it's good to know someone made it
The same holds true for Cerulean Warblers in Miesville Ravine and
Black-throated Blues on Oberg Mountain. Those encounters have raised hopes
worth holding onto.
Linda Whyte

On Sat, Jun 19, 2021, 11:54 PM Pamela Brustman via Mnbird <
mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> wrote:

> That is a wonderful sighting! Let's hope that they keep coming back, and
> that their young do also.
> It is always uplifting and encouraging to hear about birds showing up in
> places they have been before but not seen for awhile.
> It somehow eases the sadness of hearing or knowing that others are
> declining. (Not that a single instance of a nesting means that a general
> decline is reversed
> or not happening, but it does at least give one hope. )
> I am curious what the drought is doing to our feathered friends. How it
> impacts them. Some might find it easier to find insects, perhaps. But
> others might find it more difficult to find food and
> later, fruit may likely be impacted.
> And of course, all things need water to live.
> The pot holes, those that are left, dry up. The small ponds do too, or
> shrink to mud and algae.
> Rivers are pulling from their banks.
> I am truly hoping for the rain we may get tomorrow.
> May it drench us all.
> Good birding, all.
> Pamela
> Wright county.
> St Michael
> - Pamela
> Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take
> to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. - Unknown
> “There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.”
> ― Aldo Leopold
> I am one who cannot.
> On Sat, Jun 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM Melvin Bennefeld via Mnbird <
> mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> wrote:
>> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
>> From: Melvin Bennefeld <embennefeld at gmail.com>
>> Date: Sat, Jun 19, 2021 at 11:40 AM
>> Subject: Bobolinks
>> To: <mnbird-request at lists.mnbird.net>
>>      Sighted 2 male and 1 female  Bobolinks this morning while hiking in
>> Buffalo State Park in Clay county, they were on the very East edge of the
>> park, near the Moorhead State University Science Cemter, the female
>> disappeared in the grass so apparently they are nesting there, same area
>> where i sighted a single male 2 weeks ago, first I have sighted in that
>> area for at least 8 years.
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