As the males partook in all kinds of boisterous activity, this female Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) decided to observe the proceedings at a distance from the top of this Pacific crabapple tree. Though lacking the striking colors of the males, this female is a lovely-looking bird. Reifel Bird Sanctuary, BC, 21 Sep 2009.
Canon Rebel XSi (450D)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
1/800, f/8, -1/3, ISO 200, 280mm, hand held