Blackbird Attack! by Nancy Barrett

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Turkey Vulture being “mobbed” by male Red-winged Blackbird
Pelee Island, ON
May 2010
Nikon D90 with 150-500 mm Sigma lens

This bird was standing over a carcass when it took flight, pursued closely by this red-wing.

I’m a self-taught wildlife and nature photographer based in Toronto, Canada. An affinity for the wonders of the natural world, along with a healthy respect for our environment, has stayed with me since I was young and I have endeavored to express that passion through my work.

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  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 4 years ago

    Nice shot, love those plucky little birds!

  • Isn’t it amazing that such tiny birds will stand up to these monsters!

    – Nancy Barrett

  • Terri~Lynn Bealle
    Terri~Lynn Bealleover 4 years ago

    WOW, now that’s one brave Blackbird!! Awesome timing on this capture!!!

  • Thanks, Terri-Lynn! I was photographing the vulture on a carcass when he took off and just got really lucky!

    – Nancy Barrett

  • Neil Bygrave (NATURELENS)
    Neil Bygrave (...over 4 years ago

    Great timing :-)

  • Many thanks!!

    – Nancy Barrett

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonover 4 years ago
    Superb Nancy, well captured. All your other bird images are fantastic too.
  • Thanks for the lovely compliment, Terry!

    – Nancy Barrett

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 4 years ago

    I wouldn’t call them monsters but I’m guessing you just mean their size!

  • Yes, I just mean their size relative to the blackbirds. Vultures are cool!

    – Nancy Barrett

  • David Friederich
    David Friederichover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot, Nancy. I got one similar to this a few days ago, only with a black bird and an osprey. Love this one.

  • Really, David? I must drop by and check it out!

    – Nancy Barrett

  • AudGirv
    AudGirvover 4 years ago

    FAB and gave fav why wouldnt u

  • LOL thanks!!!

    – Nancy Barrett

  • Alinka
    Alinkaover 3 years ago

    Cool shot!

  • Thanks, Alinka!

    – Nancy Barrett

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