BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

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The female Red-winged Blackbird has more subtle colouring than her male counterpart but is an attractive bird by any standard. I’ve only seen the female once before, the males seem to be less shy and their song fills the woods beginning mid-March, one of the first spring migrants to our area. This bird and her mate were in the open as I walked along and I took this shot.

19 thoughts on “RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD

  1. I remember in my early birding days trying to ID this large “sparrow”. Now I know. Nice shot.

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  2. Great, crisp shot and nice pose of this perky bird, Belinda!

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  3. Good for you, for identifying this one!

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  4. It is difficult to spot the females because the males are so vibrant and dominant, so I love that you captured her here, Belinda. She is so beautiful.

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  5. Females are often given less attention … so I appreciate your giving her the spotlight here! I think her pattern is far prettier than her male counterpart.

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  6. It is a very beautiful bird, Belinda 🙂 Wonderful photo!

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  7. a subtle beauty 🙂

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