After checking a few Royalton grassland spots this afternoon, I headed down to a spot in Buchanon twp (though on the far side of the river) where a colony of dickcissels was discovered a couple weeks ago.
Grasshopper sparrows were a lot more cooperative than the dickcissels (though there were a lot more dickcissels).
The Groppers in this field liked to perch up on curly dock; in the past I've usually seen this species on small shrubby things, though most of the osage orange shrubs in the field were bigger (and occupied by red-winged blackbirds or dickcissels).
Of course Dickcissels were the primary reason I went. I'm not sure what this silver-leaved shrub is, but it made for a nice effect (which would have been nicer had I been able to get a cleaner shot at the bird)...