Friday, August 21, 2009

Feathered Friends: Open Wide and Say ...

... skee-dlees chis chis chis*

This is a Dickcissel. I think he's a classy looking bird. I think his coloring gives the impression that he's wearing an ascot and a snazzy yellow shirt with a grey vest. And he sings a lot. This one was at Northerly Island in downtown Chicago. More pictures of this little guy are at my bird watching blog which is here.

*Sibley's provides this as the phonetic spelling of this bird's song


VP said...

This image looks like some kind of Japanese art. Perfect capture and composition (if the birdies allowed it...).

Amy said...

aww how pretty, that's a type of bird we don't see here.