Balancing Act


My last post shared the new-to-me Brewer’s Blackbird, and we have another blackbird as well at the campground, the Red-winged Blackbird.


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Red-winged Blackbird (male)


I enjoy photographing these birds on dried reeds for the nice contrast and seeing their great balancing acts.


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Red-winged Blackbirds (female and her mate)


Most of us know these territorial birds found abundantly across much of North America.  They are certainly quick to let us know they are around with their loud calls!


26 thoughts on “Balancing Act

  1. The Red-winged Blackbirds are in my backyard almost daily, they really have good appetite for seeds! Great captures, Donna. Have fun! πŸ™‚

  2. Those are lovely images, Donna! There seem to me to be less of them here. I think they’re leaving early.

    I love to see them with the red wing bars showing. They do have a distinct call, don’t they! πŸ˜€

  3. Nice photos! Great to have both female and male birds in one photo! Yesterday, while I was out take pictures a Red-winged Blackbird flew in circles around me as I was walking. I thought it was going to attack me, but it didn’t. Thank goodness.

  4. ow I wonder how many female red-winged blackbirds I’ve seen but thought they were some other kind of bird. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pair like this. Will keep my eyes open. Your posts are always teaching me new things. Thank you, Donna!

    • You’re quite welcome, Barbara! I remember the first time I saw a female RWBB and could not figure out what bird it was for days from my balcony, until it perched right alongside a male RWBB lol. So many female birds really trick you up on their species because of their ‘camouflage” coloring and you don’t have any male birds around to help give you a hint. I still struggle with many of them and have to look up to be sure. πŸ™‚

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