Last Saturday, I took a day trip and drove down to visit fellow blogger, Rebecca from Rebecca’s Hearth and Home. She’s a ranger at Prairie State Park.
You can read all about my rock star tour in this post. Birding on the prairie is a bit more listening than watching. You can hear the birds but spotting them is a bit more difficult.
Of course, we spotted the hawks easily but not easy to photograph. Rebecca did help me spot and introduce me to a new (to me) bird: The Dickcissel.
I took the first set of photos while hiking on one of the prairie trails with Rebecca. As we returned to the nature center, I took the quarter-mile loop behind the building in hopes of simply capturing the vast expansive feeling of the open prairie.
I failed at that. However, I did spot more Dickcissel birds. So attempted a few more photos of them. They were mostly sitting in short shrubs blending in a bit with the small branches. One little bird did cooperate a tiny bit.
Have you spotted any new birds lately?
Linking this post up with the Bird Depot hosted by Anni over at I’d Rather B Birdin’