On Aug 31, 2009, Mrs_Ed from Whiteside County, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
Cute little secretive bird that hides in the grass. I found them at Nachusa Grasslands, a Nature Conservancy property, amongst some mid-height grass. If I had not heard the chattering I would never have seen this bird.
On Aug 15, 2012, Chillybean from Near Central, IA (Zone 4a) wrote:
I rate Positive most birds for just coming into our yard and pasture. I find them to be very special in that regard.
This year was our first to be able to claim them as a yard bird. Probably due to our not yet mowed for the season pasture. What a treasure it's been this year! This morning, I counted three males singing.
Their song is much like a sewing machine starting up, but then after a few stitches, he stops. Is our little "tailor" just learning to sew? :)