From Wikipedia:
The Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a passerine bird of the family Icteridae found in most of North and much of Central America. It breeds from Alaska and Newfoundland south to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, and Guatemala, with isolated populations in western El Salvador, northwestern Honduras, and northwestern Costa Rica. It may winter as far north as Pennsylvania and British Columbia, but northern populations are generally migratory, moving south to Mexico and the southern United States. Claims have been made that it is the most abundant and most well studied bird in North America.2 The Red-winged Blackbird is sexually dimorphic; the male is all black with a red shoulder and yellow wing bar, while the female is a nondescript dark brown. Seeds and insects make up the bulk of the Red-winged Blackbird’s diet.

Taken at a Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, Massachusetts USA on 4/16/11.

Nikon D300, Photomatix and finished in Picnik (1 raw image), 200 ISO, handheld, 70×300 Nikon Lens, f/9.


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  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 3 years ago

    Great capture of the pretty blackbird Monica,,,,,Rick

  • Thank you, Rick!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Outdoors2
    Outdoors2over 3 years ago

    Love hearing their calls early in the morning on a trout stream, many childhood memories with dad

  • Me t oo!!! Love the sound….Thank you for commenting! :)

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Outdoors2
    Outdoors2over 3 years ago
  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 3 years ago

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    April 16th, 2011
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  • Mary, thank you so very much!!!!! I am really thrilled with this feature!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture!!

  • Thank you, my fried!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 3 years ago

    a wonderful feel to this image,well done,dawnx

  • Thank you, Dawn!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 3 years ago

    Sure sign of spring! Great capture!

  • It was cold but it is Spring! :) Thanks, Pamela!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

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