June 20, 2006


Yesterday I was able to relocate the male DICKCISSEL at the Oswego County Airport (Howard Road).

When I arrived at 6:20 AM I kind of doubted the bird would still be around. But within a couple minutes he just appeared out of nowhere and started singing right accross the road.

What a bird!

He moved around a lot, dissapearing for a few minutes and then reappearing some distance away.

Dickcissels are from the mid-West and are a rare visitor to our area. This was a life bird for me (somehow I missed them in Texas) and I was really fortunate to get such a good look.