Friday, May 14, 2010

Dickcissel

In addition to the Bobolinks, the Dickcissels have made their way back! In flight Dickcissels make a low, "electric", buzzing fpppt. From an open perch in a field, this bird's song is a sharp dick dick followed by a buzzed cissel, also transcribed as skee-dlees chis chis chis or dick dick ciss ciss ciss

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8 comments:

Woodswoman Extraordinaire said...

Great shots! I particularly like the last one where it's flying right toward you, with those gorgeous fans of wings.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Amazing shots.This bird reminds me of a MEadowlark only smaller.
Blessings,Ruth

Shelley said...

These are amazing - especially the last one when that beauty is coming right toward us in the photo! Beautiful captures!!!

Bird Girl said...

That is one bird ya just don't see enough of! A great variety of shots!

troutbirder said...

How neat. I see them, bobolinks and meadowlarks as I bike through the restored prairie near us.

Chris said...

Fantastic. I lveo the two last ones. They are very dynamic and very sharp!!

jalynn01 said...

The one and only Dicksissel I ever saw was in Central Park and he was in the grass so I didn't get to see all his parts as you did. Great capture Hannibal.

Willard said...

I love the action shots.