Male bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)
On Saturday, my husband and I were traveling along a dirt road when we chanced to see some bobolinks out in hayfield. Then we noticed a male sitting atop a tree next to the road, on guard making sure his family was safe in it's hidden nest in the field.
Male watching its nest area from a fence post
The male warned his family that someone with a camera was nearby, but he had nothing to fear from me as climbing the fence was not something I was about to do.
Female with a mouthful for the kids
A few minutes later, the female arrived with lunch for the kids. Or was it dinner? Actually. when the babies are young, it's an all-day breakfast, I think.
Female very close to her nest
It appeared the female didn't want to divulge where her nest was.
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