Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, 6/8/14

This Bobolink carried around these two worms for quite a while, perhaps a way to attract a mate?  Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, 6/8/14.
This Bobolink carried around these two worms for quite a while – perhaps a way to attract a mate? Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, 6/8/14.

QUICK POST TODAY: I walked the trails out at Shawangunk Grasslands this morning with Karen Miller, Linda Scrima, Maria Loukeris, and Sharon Scavotto. We all did well with many photos of Bobolink and Savannah Sparrows. Grasshopper Sparrows were heard and seen, but with distant looks. Eastern Meadowlarks were mostly heard, though we did see a handful, but again nothing in close. No American Kestrels were seen by the group in the three hours we were there, and no Upland Sandpipers either. We did get an Upland Sandpiper on our way home – perched on a fence post. It was a distant but good look and I believe it was a life bird for everyone in the group except myself. It was a successful morning of birding and bird photography – I can’t wait to see everyone’s shots.

I was happy to get a little bit of a different look - Bobolink on the rocks, Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, 6/8/14.
I was happy to get a little bit of a different look – Bobolink on the rocks, Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, 6/8/14.
Savannah Sparrow on the trail, Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, 6/8/14.
Savannah Sparrow on the trail, Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, 6/8/14.
Savannah Sparrow, Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, 6/8/14.
Savannah Sparrow, Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, 6/8/14.
A more typical look at a male Bobolink, Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, 6/8/14.
A more typical look at a male Bobolink, Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, 6/8/14.

4 thoughts on “Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, 6/8/14”

  1. Love the bird on the rocks, Matt. Great definition and perfect shot of the male Bobolink. Well done.

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