Tag: Dickcissel

Wren Yoga?

We have several House Wrens in houses around the property. I was about 80 feet from one of the boxes where I know a couple to be nesting, waiting for a Red-winged Blackbird to arrive back to her ground nest (as she’s feeding chicks… Continue Reading “Wren Yoga?”

Meadow Song

Here are two powerful meadow-singers that are quite similarly marked. This Eastern Meadowlark (left) and a Dickcissel (right) are sharing a tree top to belt out their messages. Both of these birds spend a significant amount of their time vocalizing across the prairie. They… Continue Reading “Meadow Song”

Doin’ a little decorating

 This is a Dickcissel. It is a “grassland bunting,” generally speaking, but taxonomists struggle to determine it’s closest relative. All About Birds website sites that it’s currently in the same family as the Northern Cardinal. However, “In the past, it has been placed in… Continue Reading “Doin’ a little decorating”

Dickcissel Love

Let’s get one thing straight; I’m not a wildlife voyeur. Sometimes, I’m just privy to events that maybe were intended to be private. I had my camera poised at a Bluebird nest box, waiting for a parent to arrive with grubs to feed the… Continue Reading “Dickcissel Love”