Sunwashed Dickcissel during early evening
I was out during the early evening with temperatures hovering between 96 and 92 degrees. With a black camera in front of my face, it was stifling, but it was worth being uncomfortable. I consider these fairly decent shots, and I've been trying to capture the Dickcissel for weeks. This bird likes to be at the tops of trees at the end of the day. For those of you that are curious, it is related to both the Eastern and Western Meadowlark, but can't be seen everywhere.