Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Red-winged Blackbird, April 19, 2017

Guntown, Mississippi, USA, April 14, 2017
Red-winged Blackbirds, Agelaius phoeniceus, can be found across most of North America.
The male is easily identified by its red shoulders and yellow wing bars.

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, June 23, 2016
The streaked brown female, looking like a large dark Sparrow, is less noticeable.
I am not 100% absolutely certain, but I think this is a female Red-winged Blackbird (on left)
with a juvenile.

During the breeding season the males aggressively defend their territories against predators and other male Blackbirds. Their primary food sources are insects in the Summer, and seeds and grain in the Winter.

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  1. Red-winged Blackbirds are such fun to watch and hear.

  2. The Red wings are always great to watch, and such a smart bird.

  3. Pretty captures of the Redwing Blackbird. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  4. The Redwing Blackbird is such a work of art!! Nature at it's finest. Great shots.

  5. Interesting post and nice photos. Thank you.

  6. It still amazes me that you can get close enough to capture these pics. I scare all birds away 100% of the time.

  7. I like the red wing blackbirds - that flash of red when they fly. Only thing is how they dive bomb your head if you get too close to their nest.

  8. I always see them when I am leaving for work, in the mornings. Beautiful!

  9. Isn't he handsome? Awesome share lea

  10. We don't see many of those, just the regular blackbirds and crows here. Even those are lovely, if you take the time to note the way the sun plays off their feathers.

  11. One of the first signs of spring up here.

  12. this blackbird I have only seen when travelling. It´s a gorgeous one to watch.


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