Nature Through My Lens

Red Winged

Red Wing


A Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) looking pretty in the sun

Red Wing


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.

Red Wing


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.

Singing for a Sweetie


A male Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) putting on his best Springtime display, hoping to attract a female who is close by.

Red Wing


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.

His Good Side

A Red-winged Blackbird beside the water

A Red-winged Blackbird beside the water

Red Winged Black Bird

Here’s another Red Winged Blackbird hen. A buddy of yesterdays. No band on this one.
I can never get over how much difference there is between the male and the female.

Red Winged Black Bird

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!

Red Wing

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.

Bird on a Wire

With a touch of exposure compensation, I got this shot to come out as a silhouette. The flash of colour from this Red Winged Blackbird was an added bonus!

Red-Winged Blackbird

This pretty little Red-Winged Blackbird posed quite nicely as we walked by. So, she got her picture taken!

Red Winged Black Bird

Here’s a full sized shot of the Red Winged Black Bird. The subject of my new Banner. Funny how that one little splash of colour makes him stand out.

Red Winged Blackbird

Earlier we had Brewer’s Blackbirds. Today we have a Red Winged Blackbird. I think this is probably a juvenile, as it hasn’t developed it’s full colours yet. It’s a pretty bird non the less.