Friday, June 26, 2015

Singing Prairie 2

This post is basically a repeat of a June 2011 entry from the Great Western Industrial Park near Randolph, Dakota County, Minnesota. The photographs are somewhat improved, except for this Bobolink, above, which is just different. Note the white wing spots and the right leg with which the bird has just launched itself. The industrial park is thankfully still awaiting industry, but its days are sill probably numbered.
Until then, Grasshopper Sparrows (above) and Savannah Sparrows still stake out territories—both species have yellowish lores, but the Grasshopper lacks the Savannah’s breast streaking. Their songs are also completely different.
A number of Dickcissels called from brush-tops. I have linked this short narrative to previous posts on these sparrows. The photos in this post were all taken on 17 June 2015.

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