Henslow’s Sparrow #2 and Bobolinks

I went looking for the Henslow’s Sparrow that Brandon Aho had reported a few days ago near the 1-94 and 25 mile corridor. (I normally don’t talk about rare or uncommon bird breeding locations but it was already posted on Ebird by Brandon) This was my second attempt. The first time was in the evening when I would expect to hear them, but it was a windy day and the field is near the highway, so road noise is all I heard… Yesterday I tried at dawn, right before work, and was rewarded with one singing male… The field is on private property and one of the birders who had tried for it the other day was told not to walk out into it… So when I heard it out in the middle of the field, I wanted to be sure… and hence I headed out into the field for a few minutes anyways… Soon I was within 5-10 yards of the singing male.. He flushed a few times and flew around me but did not come out into the open for any good photos… However, Tslick is an unmistakable call… ┬áThis is my second Henslow’s for the county this year…

In the field off of 25 mi between 1-94 and Gratiot, there was a large flock of Bobolinks… approx 25 of them… They were near the road and offered some good photo opportunities..

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