1-2-3 Medium Bird Jubilee – #14

Here’s another post to add to my series of medium-sized birds that I’ve encountered recently.  Maybe one will be one of your favorite birds.  🙂


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Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Length 6.7-9.1 inches (17-23 cm)
Weight 1.1-2.7 oz (32-77 g)
Wingspan 12.2-15.8 inches (31-40 cm)


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Blue Jay
Length 9.8-11.8 inches (25-30 cm)
Weight 2.5-3.5 oz (70-100 g)
Wingspan 13.4-16.9 inches (34-43 cm)


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Northern Mockingbird
Length 8.3-10.2 inches (21-26 cm)
Weight 1.6-2.0 oz (45-58 g)
Wingspan 12.2-13.8 inches (31-35 cm)


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Belted Kingfisher (female)
Length 11.0-13.8 inches (28-35 cm)
Weight 4.9-6.0 oz (140-170 g)
Wingspan 18.9-22.8 inches (48-58 cm)


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                                Blue Jays                                                  Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)                  
          Length 9.8-11.8 inches (25-30 cm)                               Length 9.4 inches (24 cm)
              Weight 2.5-3.5 oz (70-100 g)                                    Weight 2.0-3.2 oz (56-91 g)
      Wingspan 13.4-16.9 inches (34-43 cm)                    Wingspan 13.0-16.5 inches (33-42 cm)


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Northern Cardinal (male)
Length 8.3-9.1 inches (21-23 cm)
Weight 1.5-1.7 oz (42-48 g)
Wingspan 9.8-12.2 inches (25-31 cm)


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Northern Cardinal (female)
Length 8.3-9.1 inches (21-23 cm)
Weight 1.5-1.7 oz (42-48 g)
Wingspan 9.8-12.2 inches (25-31 cm)


40 thoughts on “1-2-3 Medium Bird Jubilee – #14

  1. I saw a belted kingfisher at the marsh a couple of weeks ago and had no idea what it was. At least I think that’s what it was since it looked just like your pic. 😊

    • 🤗😊🤗 Oh, you’ve got to listen to an audio of what the kingfisher sounds like, first you’ll love it and second you’ll easily know when one is in the area with their distant calling! They clue me in all the time! I did fail to mention (will fix it after this) that the one in this post is a female, she has the rusty/chestnut belly band the male lacks. 🙂

  2. I went through them twice. Their perches ,surroundings and their characters. Each little bird has so much to give. The little, vulnerable fluffy grey one took my heart. Lovely set.

  3. I was drawn to the kingfisher since we don’t see any in the places I frequent. I have a love-hate thing with the mockingbird. They’re so obnoxiously territorial but they also have the best repertoire of songs that I’ve heard. Thanks for sharing. Brings me joy this Sunday morning.

    • So happy you enjoyed these! I totally understand the mockingbird relationship, lol, but boy they sure can sing a million songs! They tease me sometimes, I’ll look right at the one in my backyard and he’ll call out like my Red-bellied Woodpecker. I tell him, “you silly bird” and laugh.

    • Thank you, Eliza! I take a lot of Blue Jay photos and they are mostly so stern looking, so I get excited with a softer or winsome look from them, makes them so sweet! 🙂

  4. These birds are my old friends…but They will come eventually. Great shot as usual, my friend. 🙂

  5. Love all those old friends! Waiting for the Red-winged to come back in a couple of weeks. The first of the migratory birds to make the return here. The woodpecker on the ground with the jays really surprised me. I see jays on the ground a lot, but the woodpecker usually limits itself to the feeder.

    • Thank you, Julie! I noticed our Red-wingeds are starting to get vocal, they’ve been laying low for the past couple months. My crazy RBWP is at the feeder and on the ground a lot, even on a stump on the ground, he’s always scavenging and going back up into my big pin oak tree, stashing the sunflowers. I hope he’s not sensing something cold is coming!! 😨

  6. The red-bellied might be my favorite because I can easily identify its song. But then I can easily identify a blue jay and they are not favorites. 🙂 Nice buncha shots, Donna!

  7. How refreshing to find a whole post filled with “common” birds! I am guilty of overlooking these beautiful subjects all too often.

    Wonderful photographs, Donna!

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