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Bobolink Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: I've had a very tough time getting close to Bobolinks, particularly the males.  When you do get close, it's also hard to get a good exposure sometimes, with a body composed of large black and large white patches. This was an overcast day, which I think helped in reducing contrast and getting hte bird properly exposed.  It was also nice to get a clean view with a nice green alfalfa field as the backdrop.  Taken in June 2005 in eastern Minnehaha County, South Dakota.

Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus

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Bobolink 1

June 5th, 2005

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Bobolink 2

June 5th, 2005

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Bobolink 3

August 28th, 2010

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Bobolink 4

August 28th, 2010

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus 

Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus 

Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus 

Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus 

Bobolink 5

August 28th, 2010

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Bobolink 6

August 28th, 2010

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Bobolink 7

August 28th, 2010

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Bobolink 8

August 28th, 2010

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus 

Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus 

Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus 

Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus 

Bobolink 9

July 2009

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Bobolink 10

July 23rd, 2011

Grand River National Grasslands, S.Dakota

Bobolink 11

May 17th, 2013

Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Bobolink 12

May 30th, 2015

Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the Bobolink.


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