Male Bobolinks in breeding plumage are visually striking birds. Their plumage has been described as looking like a skunk, a backward tuxedo, or a broken egg running down their back. They are solid black below, with black faces, light yellow napes, black and white streaked backs, and white rumps. Females are buff-brown with streaked backs and plain buff underparts. They have plain faces, dark eye-lines, and dark and light head stripes. They could easily be misidentified as a large sparrow, especially because they have thick, short bills and are smaller than most blackbirds. Males in non-breeding plumage look like females.

First Sighting of Year

Sunday, May 17, 2015 Townley Dr Damariscotta ME United States
Friday, May 27, 2016 Damariscotta ME United States
Friday, May 12, 2017 110 Belvedere Rd Damariscotta ME United States
Sunday, May 6, 2018 312€“326 Island Dr Newbury MA United States
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