One of my favorite field birds is the Red-winged Blackbird. The contrasting red wingtips against their black body is quite striking. The males are eye-catching when they sit on an elevated perch and spread their wings as they call for a mate and show the red wing-tips.
A surprise this year in one of my favorite birding sites here in eastern North Carolina are several pairs of Dickcissels. These birds are far from there usual spring sites in the prairie lands of the midwest. The field where they are nesting locally offers perfect habitat with broad open field area and low tree and brush nesting sites along field edges. Their nests are usually in a thick brush close to the ground.
There are also Grackles, Grasshopper sparrows, Blue Grosbeaks, Meadowlarks, all who nest here. Joining these residents are visiting Bobolinks passing through and stopping to feed on Winter Wheat as they migrate on to nesting areas further west and north. See pics below of all these and more.