When you see these birds in the Fall it's hard to imagine that this can be the same species that you see in the Spring with their striking black, white and yellow plumage. The male resembles the Spring female this time of year which, if you didn't know might mistakenly think was a different species.
Although it may look like the second shot is just a tighter crop of the first, the bird actually stayed in the same position for a few minutes as I moved closer. I couldn't decide which one I liked best so I posted both. The first shows a little more of the habitat that you typically find them in, open spaces in which they generally are found close to the ground. September 8, near Matthew's Lake.