Saturday, May 30, 2015


DICK. That would be the alpha banding code for Dickcissel.

Gotta get it somewhere and so I did on May 27 at Thomson Memorial Prairie, Dane County, Wisconsin. The Dickcissels just started moving into southern Wisconsin in the past week.

How lovely that the oft socially impaired birder has things like DICK to make him/her go "hehe". Or how about "giss," the code for general impression shape and structure that the not-so-sexually-savvy birder pronounces as "jizz" leaving many to wonder why some geek with binoculars is talking about semen in the context of birding.

Yeah birders, they're a weird lot.