A new bird to me, I spotted a pair of Rusty Blackbirds foraging at the edges of a swamp.
After a short pause out in the open this one went back to exploring the mud.
They eat insects or seeds, so about anything in this little pool would be a good snack.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
December 23, 2021
7 thoughts on “Rusty Blackbird”
Sometimes the more subtlely shaded birds are the prettiest. Wonderful capture of the mirror image in the water.
So true! Thank you, glad that you liked that one–reflection shots are some of my favorites to take.
What a cool bird – new to me too!
That iridescence was gorgeous.
Handsome little bird with a remarkable eye. Nicely done, Ellen!
Thanks, Belinda. I thought that eye is a bit over the top with the rest of his muted look!