Dickcissel near Sandford, Durham Region

We refound this male Dickcissel at 9:00 a.m. on Monday 3 July 2006 on 4th Concession Road north of Sandford near Uxbridge in Durham Region.

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This bird was singing constantly and frequently went into a field of Timothy grass on the east side, see below. It  behaved like an unmated male. Maybe it lost its nest in a hayfield that was cut earlier in the season.


The farmer cut this field of Timothy grass on 6 July; however the Dickcissel was still in the area on 9 July.