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Randy L. Schoff of Michigan City, Indiana, shared with us his beautiful shot of a bobolink, the distinctively plumed field and prairie songbird that not only has been celebrated in poetry for centuries (by Emily Dickinson, William Cullen Bryant and others) but also happens to be one of the most impressive migrants, covering as many as 12,500 miles a year between its northern breeding grounds and its winter home in South America. This one will likely depart soon, probably as part of a flock. The bobolink's exuberant song has been compared to the chirping of Star Wars character R2-D2—listen to this and see what you think: www.youtube.com/watch?v=N32LdaoHoJw. Many thanks, Randy! (If you enjoy our Facebook posts and want to see more, please take a few seconds to "like" our page. You can find it by clicking on "The Naturalist's Notebook" above. We're excited that so many thousands of you are tuned in to nature and science. Thank you—and feel free to pass the word to others!) thenaturalistsnotebook.com is our website.

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Greater Mohican Audubon VP Gary Cowell's report from the July 23 bird walk at Byers Woods:
GMAS ACPD--Byers Woods Bird Walk 7/23/16
Participants 5 -- 2 new attendees a mother and daughter from Jeromesville (gave them a GMAS rack card), an elderly amishman GMAS member named Pete from Mt. Hope, Beth and myself.

Canada Goose 16
Mallard 12
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 18
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 2
Willow Flycatcher 3
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 5
Horned Lark 1
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 7
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 5
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 6
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 3
Cedar Waxwing 4
Common Yellowthroat 7
Yellow Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 9
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Eastern Meadowlark 8
Common Grackle 2
Baltimore Oriole 2
House Finch 6
American Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 5
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Melinda AllenInteresting just this morning I saw a book on a clients shelf called I think the "Wild Bee" I had to look. Love hearing and reading history of our area. It was a collection done by his wife after he died. He was a teacher in Mansfield and wrote a column for the News Journal on nature at their farm, back in the day when reading the paper was educational. Will look into this more and try to post it here. Thanks for sharing!

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Jenny StumpAnd it was a most fascinating walk! We hope to come again!

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Debbie Vargolots of good birds!

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Julie WittmerNice list.

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Early morning fishing on Charles Mill Lake north of Mifflin. ... See MoreSee Less

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