taken 7 May 2018
camera Canon EOS 80D
lens EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM
aperture f/8.0
shutter-speed 1/400
focal-length 219 mm
iso 200

It has a patch under its throat, but it’s not really a pronounced V shape, and the beak’s the wrong shape (shorter & stouter, more like a finch). With the help of Cornell’s “All About Birds” site, I think I can id this (and the earlier photo of a similar bird perched by a barbed-wire fence) is a dickcissel. They even helpfully say, “the breeding male is colored like a tiny meadowlark”.

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Flint Hills, Strong City, KS

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Albums: Flint Hills
Keywords: animals, bird, Canon EOS 80D, flint hills, kansas, plants, prairie, sky, thorns

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