Red-winged Blackbird ~ Male by Kimberly Chadwick


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Taken at Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson, Arizona Powershot SX10IS

This hardy species nests in moist pastures and wetlands and forages for seeds, insects, and grain in treetops, fields, and swamplands. In northern areas, it is often the first species to return on spring, the male’s creaky song and flashing red epaulets foretelling winter’s end. After breeding, Red-wingeds may form flocks in the millions.

Bicolored Blackbirds (2 California subspecies) has a black median coverts

VOICE SONG is a harsh, rising hark-a-rree! CALLS include the usual blackbird chk and a higher _pyiu, tyiu, tzit- and tszeeur


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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Nicely documented, awesome colors Kimberly

  • Thank you so much Larry

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Rstrick2
    Rstrick2over 4 years ago

    this is a gorgeous shot of the Red Wing Blackbird. Captured where they are most. Nicely done, the Red crest is very brillant.

  • Thank you Robert, your comments always bring a smile to my heart!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    What a lovely splash of colour he has on his wing!

  • They are very colorful and very active little guys. Thank you Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Kathy Newton
    Kathy Newtonover 4 years ago

    Great shot Kimberly, beautiful color !

  • Thank you so much Kathy!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Fine shot of this handsome fellow!

  • As always Sheila, I appreciate you and your visits!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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