Just The Two of Us by Leslie van de Ligt


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With the arrival of the Yellow Headed Blackbirds came my opportunity to grab a couple of photos. Although there were no females in sight these two fellows seemed to be sizing one another up for the sparring to come. Taken on our acreage in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada

Canon Rebel XSI Sigma Dc 55-200mm

This bird with it’s brilliant yellow head, together with its loud, rusty-hinge call, make the Yellow-headed Blackbird a conspicuous presence. It breeds in loose colonies and places its nest over water, attached to cattails and reeds.

Adult Description

  • Large songbird.
  • Male unmistakable with black body and yellow head.

Male Description

Head, neck, and breast bright yellow. Body black. Black stripe in front of eye to bill. White patches in wing may be visible while perched, or hidden; conspicuous in flight.

Female Description

Body dull black and brown. Breast and throat pale yellow. Yellow on neck, face, and above eye. White streaking extending from yellow into brown lower chest*.

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I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Leslie!! :D

  • Thanks so much Cee. They are so colorful! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

  • Cee, thank you very much. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago
  • Thank you Tcat. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerover 4 years ago

    Beauteous sweet lady, I haven`t visited for a while so it is way overdue!! Instant favorite!!

  • Hi Gail, thank you ever so much and for the fave as well, So appreciated. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Leslie, these are one of my favorite marsh birds, love their song as well….nicely documented …inst fave BTW!!!

  • Larry this is so greatly appreciated and the fave too! I love these guys as well. I think their coloring is just awesome! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Gerry  Temple
    Gerry Templeover 4 years ago

    Great capture

  • Thanks so very much Genny, :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    Scott and Barb

  • Thank you Barb. This is truly one of mt favorite groups. All the art is so wonderful! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • S .
    S .over 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    wonderful capture sis, I love it,,,,,,,all I see are the red-winged blackbirds right now

  • Last year was the year I ever saw these guys and they are so beautiful.. Thanks Sis so much :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture! Love the color contrast here!

  • Kimberley, I thank you for your very kind comment. It is appreciated. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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