Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Dickcissels

There is something taunting me at Goose Lake Prairie, and it isn't the Dickcissel. Stay tuned, and wish me luck so that I can show off photos of the yet-to be photographed subject in the near future. Until then, I have found other creatures at the prairie to keep me entertained, for instance:



A sparrow-like bird of the prairie grasslands of the United States, the Dickcissel congregates in huge flocks in migration and on its tropical grassland wintering grounds.



The breeding male is colored like a tiny meadowlark, with a black "V" on a yellow chest.

5 comments:

Shellmo said...

He is gorgeous! Love seeing him cling to the branches.

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

I've never seen one before. How beautiful!

The Birdlady said...

He's gorgeous! I have never seen one - would love to, but this is next best. Thanks.
The doe in the previous post is perfection.

Ecobirder said...

Very Nice. We get dickcessels up here in Minnesota but I don't have any good pictures of one yet. Maybe you can send yours my way since you already got some great pics.

Bird Girl said...

You have done a magnificent job with this bird. Very much coveted where I live and in Central Park when I was there in May - this guy was just about the best thing since apple pie!