BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

FEMALE RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

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RW Blackbird

At first I thought this was a sparrow but after a bit of research I believe it’s a female red-winged blackbird. Both the male and female blackbirds are striking, although quite dissimilar looking. It’s nice to find something in a photograph that sets it apart, in this case the bird’s head crest adds some interest. The bird was well into the woods when I spotted it so the photograph was quite dark. A few adjustments to the contrast and exposure brightened things up.

16 thoughts on “FEMALE RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

  1. It’s crest looks oddly similar to my hair when I arise from sleep. 🙂

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  2. Looks beautiful and impressive!

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  3. Beautiful shot Belinda! Red-winged blackbirds are very common in my area, and are considered nuisance birds. They are very territorial and aggressive. I have actually been struck by a red-winged blackbird male defending his territory.

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  4. beautiful bird and nice shot !

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  5. Such a different look from the male, but still striking.

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  6. What a difficult ID! The female birds are often harder to identify but a juvenile even more so. Good work, and a nice photo too.

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  7. New species for me to see, never even heard its name. Beautiful stripes. The darkness didn’t cause you to much trouble.

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