After leaving the Willow Metropark Henslow's sparrows, I drove to Conservancy Farm in Superior Township. What a beautifully managed grassland! Although I did not see the Henslow's sparrows that are at the farm, I saw all of the other grassland species - starting with Savannah sparrow, Dickcissel, Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark.
Above: I like this photo of the Savannah sparrow perched on the wooden birdhouse. I think the puffy clouds add nice context. The Savannah sparrow returned a couple of different times to perch in this spot.
Same for the Dickcissel. The clouds may not be so dramatic, but this bird put on more of a show.
Such a great bird and one I don't get to see every year. So, in years when I do see Dickcissels they become my favorite bird for that year.
No far from the bird house was a fence post from which the bird sang. The wind drowned out his sound too.
15 second video of the Dickcissel singing from a fence post, but mostly being drowned out by the wind. I like that I caught the bird in flight.
Distant photos of Bobolink - the nearest I could get.