Re: [Mendobirds] Bobolink Sighting
- On Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:40:21 -0000, "Stewart K" <stewartk@...> wrote:
>In Fort Bragg Proper:This is exceptional. According to BNA, "Males arrive in breeding areas in
>Location: Corner of East Laurel and Cory Streets, SW Corner
>Sighted Female Bobolink
>Distance from Subject: 5 Feet
>Duration of Sighting: 15 Minutes
first week in May in New York (TAG) and s. Wisconsin (Martin 1971); in
mid-May in Oregon (Wittenberger 1976) and n. Michigan (Pettingill 1983).
Females begin arriving about 1 wk after first males appear."
Earliest previously known arrival dates are 28 March in Cuba and the
Bahamas. There do not appear any mainland North American spring records
before 3 April (Georgia).
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA jmorlan (at) ccsf.edu
Birding Classes start Apr 3 http://fog.ccsf.edu/jmorlan/