I saw many of these birds this summer in the fence rows in rural SW Missouri, this 1st year male is out of season this winter for our area.
They seem to like the little seeds in the mixed bird seed.
They are a very shy bird.
Dickcissel announcing his arrival to the area.
Dickcissel on metal pole perch in a grassy field, Darby Lake, Ft. Chaffee WMA, Charleston, AR., late May.
Male Dickcissel overlooking prairie, Franklin county Arkansas, early July.