"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Thursday, August 1, 2013

An Uncommon Bird For This Area

While driving near a newly mowed hayfield I spotted two birds that are not usually seen in our area.  They could easily be confused for a sparrow by the casual observer.  They are about the same size, and the female especially, has similar coloration.  The male resembles a miniature Meadow Lark with yellow on his breast with a black "V" shaped bib. 
The bird is the Dickcissel.  The first two photos are of the male and the second two of the female...





As you can see, they are enthusiastic singers.  I hope that, some day, you get to see this species in person.



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