Anne Elliott's photos with the 16–18 cm (6.3–7.1 in) long

Bobolink / Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Bobolink / Dolichonyx oryzivorus
I am posting this photo just as a record of having seen this Bobolink yesterday, 16 June 2017. With a lot of luck, maybe I can get a better shot eventually - with a lot of patience, too! These birds are rarely seen, so it is nice to get any kind of phot…
Added on June 16, 2017

Bobolink / Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Bobolink / Dolichonyx oryzivorus
HAPPY HALLOWEEN to everyone who celebrates! Here, we have a dreary morning with light rain and a temperature of 3C. Hopefully, it will clear up in time for all the little trick-or-treaters this evening.

These birds are easy to identify by the straw-col…
Added on October 31, 2016

Handsome male Bobolink / Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Handsome male Bobolink / Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Easy to identify by the straw-coloured patch on the back of the head - IF you are lucky enough to find one.

Took this photo on 25 June 2016, when I drove SW of the city to possibly meet friends. No one was sure how bad the weather was going to be, as th…
Added on August 28, 2016

Bobolink male

Bobolink male
Easy to identify by the straw-coloured patch on the back of the head - IF you are lucky enough to find one.

Took this photo on 25 June 2016, when I drove SW of the city to possibly meet friends. No one was sure how bad the weather was going to be, as th…
Added on July  3, 2016

Bobolink male / Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Bobolink male / Dolichonyx oryzivorus
This is my 'main' photo today, so I hope Flickr allows it to show up on people's Contacts page, unlike yesterday or the day before.

All three photos posted this morning were taken yesterday, 25 June 2016, when I drove SW of the city to possibly meet f…
Added on June 26, 2016

It's the Bobolink again

It's the Bobolink again
A short while ago, I posted a very similar photo of a Bobolink, but am adding this one, as I think it is slightly better - more detail in the feathers. Same messy background, though. On this drive, on 15 June 2016, I saw maybe five of these beautiful b…
Added on June 25, 2016

A distant Bobolink

A distant Bobolink
Not the greatest shot, but it is so rare to see these beautiful birds, that I want to post several photos taken in the last few weeks. I still haven't been able to get a photo that I'm happy with, so will have to try again. This photo was taken yesterda…
Added on June 23, 2016

A closer view - male Bobolink

A closer view - male Bobolink
Yesterday, 20 June 2016, I was thrilled to bits to see two male Bobolinks and a female (see the third photo posted this morning). This time, I had driven backwards and forwards along the road where I had seen them a few days ago, with no luck. I gave up…
Added on June 21, 2016

Yesterday's treat - a Bobolink

Yesterday's treat - a Bobolink
Four days ago, I was lucky enough to catch sight of two Bobolinks flying and chasing each other. These birds are rare in Alberta, though I did see one on 27 June 2014. No chance for photos during this very brief sighting. Then yesterday, 15 June 2016,…
Added on June 16, 2016

Yes, yes, YES!

Yes, yes, YES!
Eight or nine years ago, I was out with a group of birding friends somewhere (?) outside the city, and we saw a Bobolink far in the distance, at the top of a very tall tree. You needed a scope to see it, but I was in such awe at seeing such a beautiful b…
Added on June 28, 2014