Julie Craves and Darrin O'Brien reported seeing Dickcissels at the corner of Ford Rd. and Mercury in Dearborn, MI. Why the fuss? Dickcissels have not been reported in Dearborn since 1907! Cathy Carroll was able to get a couple of nice images of the birds - check them out on her blog.
Since the fields are marked "No Trespassing" I made sure to stay to the edge, and just enjoy the chorus of "dik-dik-seer-seer-seer" or "dik-dik-di-di-di" emanating from across the field. While I listened to the birds I spotted a bumblebee foraging atop a bright orange milkweed flower and decided to digiscope it from about 20' away.
Its a nice success story for the City of Dearborn and a major 'hats-off' to Ford Motor Company, for creating these wonderful patches of habitat.