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Re: [Mendobirds] Bobolink Sighting

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  • Joseph Morlan
    ... This is exceptional. According to BNA, Males arrive in breeding areas in first week in May in New York (TAG) and s. Wisconsin (Martin 1971); in mid-May
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 29, 2012
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      On Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:40:21 -0000, "Stewart K" <stewartk@...> wrote:

      >In Fort Bragg Proper:
      >
      >Location: Corner of East Laurel and Cory Streets, SW Corner
      >
      >Sighted Female Bobolink
      >
      >Distance from Subject: 5 Feet
      >
      >Duration of Sighting: 15 Minutes


      This is exceptional. According to BNA, "Males arrive in breeding areas in
      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/
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