Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Black Bird

A familiar sight to many, the Red-winged Black Bird is found over most of the continental United States year round and extends its range into a big swath of Canada for the summer.

Red-winged Blackbird
Red-winged Blackbird singing at a marsh- click photo for larger view

The males are always vying for attention with a flash of their shoulder patches and constant singing. This one’s tail feathers flared out every time he called, something I hadn’t noticed before.

Red-winged Blackbird
Red-winged Blackbird – click photo for larger view

On this rather dull day his eyes appeared as black as his feathers.

Red-winged Blackbird
Red-winged Blackbird – click photo for larger view

 

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