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Bobolink at Great Altitude

J. Clarence Hersey
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
13
Issue: 
3 (May-June)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1911
Pages: 
109

Bobolink at Great Altitude

It may be of interest to note the presence at Leadville, Colorado, at an elevation of 10,150 feet, of two male Bobolinks (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) on the 17th day of July, 1907, a little before nine o'clock in the morning.

They were on a bunch of weeds, less than half a block east of the Public Library, and not more than twenty-five feet from me as I passed on the sidewalk. I might add that they are the only ones I have ever seen in thirty years experience in this county, which includes the principal sources of the Arkansas river.

Perhaps, when the more absorbing duties of early summer were over, they were seeking, like many another, the delightful exhilaration of a mountain trip!

J. CLARENCE HERSEY

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