Red-winged Blackbirds

Red-winged Blackbirds spend their breeding season in fresh or saltwater marshes where they build their nests low among vertical shoots of marsh reeds, grasses, and shrubs.

Red-winged Blackbird (male)


Now is the time you’ll find male Red-winged Blackbirds sitting on a high perch over their territories, guarding against intruders and singing their hearts out.

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Red-winged Blackbird (male)


The females are found mostly along the reeds and grasses, foraging for food and nesting materials.  So I was thrilled to find this female taking a break up on a perch.

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Red-winged Blackbird (female)

(Photos taken at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD)


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