Here’s looking at you

Dickcissel, rare bird

Here’s looking at you.

When it comes to photographing birds, timing is everything. This photo is proof.

Birds found a half-dozen Dickcissels, always desired birds if found nesting in northeast Ohio, near a rural intersection a few miles from my home. The birds flitted from one grassy field to another, carrying nesting material, and defending territory.

The birds did occasionally light on fence posts, barbed wires, and weeds. Though I was several yards away from this male, I was fortunate the bird turned to look in my direction just as I snapped the photo. The yellow surrounding the Dickcissel’s eyes seemed to highlight all of the other beauty of this gregarious species.

I found the shot impressive enough to make “Here’s looking at you” my Photo of the Week.

© Bruce Stambaugh 2016

4 Comments

Filed under birding, birds, Photo of the Week, photography

4 responses to “Here’s looking at you

  1. Elaine

    That’s an impressive photo. The background colors are beautiful, too.

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  2. Ava

    You said there were half a dozen in the area – are dickcissels typically found in a flock?

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