Bobolink north of P Ranch at Malheur NWR, Oregon on 29 May, 2010 by Greg Gillson.
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One of the birds that seems to prefer the south end of Malheur refuge is the Bobolink. They seem to especially like the short-grass fields just north of P Ranch.
Both the P Ranch and Frenchglen are named for the cattle baron Pete French. The history of this region is as interesting and unique as the land itself. You owe it to yourself to familiarize yourself with the story and visit the historic sites in the area.