Burlington Prairie – Dickcissels

I took Bella Nova Scotia to a local forest preserve called Burlington Prairie. The weather was hot (as it has been everywhere lately) so we just took a fast loop. Dickcissels were calling constantly from all directions. Dickcissel Bella Nova Scotia Thirsty pup going for a drink Beautiful open farm country!

31 Cool Bird Facts #4 – Dickcissel

Dickcissels [Spiza americana] are a fun sparrowish bird of the prairies and are considered (ignorantly) as an agricultural pest on their wintering grounds. Populations declined greatly in the 1960s and 70s, but are somewhat stable now. In preparation for fall migration, Dickcissels begin assembling in larger and larger flocks that gradually coalesce into flocks of

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