What About Bob?

I’m going to apologize right now for bringing out ANOTHER post featuring a bird.  The hate mail is already piling up:

If you post one more bird shot this month I’m going to force you to watch the beginning of John Wick until you are left balling in a fetal position in your basement”

I can’t take it anymore – bird after bird after bird – you’d think nothing intrigues you unless it has feathers on it – damn you birdman”

Maybe a disease will wipe every one of the species out and I’ll be the only one who has a picture of it”

Oh wait, that last one came from my trash talking brother who just scored a new bird I didn’t have…. and you thought I was the competitive one.  To appease both sides of the table, I promise to not feature a bird on the next post and on the bird competition front, this bird is a new check on my list – back at ya buddy hehehe.
Bobolink shot at Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge in South Dakota

Pretty cool bird eh?  I am proud to say this bird was in the top echelon of my wish list.  The reason for this high position is the unique coloring of the creature and how common it supposedly is in the region where I live.  It always amazes me when I read about a bird that has such a footprint around me and I’ve never seen it even once – nada, zippo and nofer.  Combine that with the fact it is far from a sparrow as you can get when it comes to difficulty to identify and you have a situation where it has to be at least in your top 5.  Technically this bird was fourth on the list last year, but picked off three of them already  (the Snowy and two mystery one I haven’t revealed yet) but missed the Painted Bunting when I had a chance (4 out of the top 5 in the tin was pretty impressive last year).  Especially annoying was my brother already had on of these.

Bobolink shot at Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge in South Dakota

Hit the jump to read a bit more about this bird!

Continue reading What About Bob?