I got this shot a few weeks ago of one of my favorite New England summer birds, the bobolink. They are black, white and yellow (like the Steelers) and have a crazy song that sounds like R2D2. What’s not to like?
One thing not to like is that bobolinks are in decline throughout their range because of habitat destruction. Bobolinks nest in fields of tall grass and that habitat is disappearing fast as developers eye it for condos or shopping centers, or towns see the potential for more soccer fields instead of critical wildlife habitat. Bobolinks aren’t alone as many field species are in similar peril. All one has to do is walk through a field or meadow in the summer to appreciate how valuable that habitat is to wildlife.
For the third consecutive day, southern New England was hit by an overnight snowfall. None of the “storms” amounted to much in terms of accumulation but they did create some good bird photography opportunities.
Here are a few to get started. Many more to come …
The weather forecasters got this one right: a little snow followed by ice. In southern Connecticut, we went to bed with snow falling and woke up to everything covered in a sheath of ice. Photo opps abound! Send your best shots to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll share them on this site.
With a winter storm expected to hit New England this evening, here is another ice shot from my walk on the frozen pond the other day. I’ll post one more later tonight. Be safe and enjoy the snow tonight!