A Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) looking pretty in the sun
A Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
An immature male Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) sitting high in a tree, keeping an eye on things going on around it.
One day last week we were visited by the juvenile Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus.) It stuck around for a few hours and then went on it’s way. First time to see one in our yard.
A male Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) putting on his best Springtime display, hoping to attract a female who is close by.
A Red-winged Blackbird in a classis pose! When driving across the Canadian prairies in the spring there are hundreds and hundreds of these birds all guarding the territory.
This beautiful female Redwing Blackbird posed quite nicely for me on an old log on the edge of the lake. I didn’t notice until I uploaded the photos that she has been banded.
Now you don’t see that very often. I never have. It got me the thinking: What are the odds; Who did the banding; Was it locally or from far away. All kinds of interesting unanswered questions and we’re left with a pretty little bird with a band!
Here’s a Red-Winged Blackbird. They are almost irresistible to take shots of. They always seem to find the highest point around to perch on and then sit on the very top. This one had all the clear blue sky behind him.