Bobolinks at Bois-de-la-Roche

Paid an early morning visit to the Parc-agricole-Bois-de-la-Roche this morning to look at Bobolinks with a couple of McGill friends.  This is an extensive area of pretty well unused farmland between the arboretum and the Anse-à-l’Orme and Cap-St-Jacques nature parks that provides an important green link but while part of it is slated for conservation a large chunk is soon to be turned over to “sustainable agriculture” by the city. The fields have not been managed efficiently and there are some very strange drainage efforts visible but for all that there were a good number of Bobolinks around this morning. Ideally they want the hay cut late July after they have fledged their young but some fields have not been cut for ages and are filling in with thatch while others have been “roughed up” somewhat.

Looks like I will be doing regular visits tom survey the bird activity during June and July anyway.

Another little project.

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