Seneca Meadows Dickcissels

The Dickcissel is an abundant breeder of the prairie grasslands with a range extending from Oklahoma/Kansas/Nebraska in the west to Ohio and southern Pennsylvania in the east. Furthermore, there are numerous records from New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, though mainly during the fall. It is no real surprise then, as the tall grass portion of … [Read more...]

Dickcissel Video Portrait

During my spring 2010 visit to Missouri, Carl Gerhardt took me to the Bradford Farm Extension and Research Center, just east of Columbia. Dickcissels were abundant and I must admit that it was not very difficult to get representative footage of this handsome grassland and farmland species. I absolutely love the first clip, where the smooth … [Read more...]

Birds, Birds, and More Birds

Hey everybody! I haven't posted in a number of days, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. Aside from spending time with my sister here in Columbia, Missouri, I've been taking every opportunity to get some field work done. Carl Gerhardt has shown me some great locations, and Beth Bannister has been my ever-so-competent field assistant. Here … [Read more...]