An immature red-winged blackbird blends perfectly with his surroundings in a sunflower field.
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. 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 with Canon Rebel XT, f/9, ISO 200, focal lenght 300mm, exposure 1/320 sec.


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  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 6 years ago

    lovely shot hon, lucky you……….

  • Thank you. Hundrets of them in the field that evening. Awesome sight.

    – Teresa Zieba

    MICKSPIXPHOTOSalmost 6 years ago
    Very well done, Teresa.
  • Thank you again Mike. I really apreciate your comments.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • BigD
    BigDalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent Teresa. BigD

  • Thank you so much for your kind comment.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Cheryl Dunning
    Cheryl Dunningalmost 6 years ago

    oooh cool…those birds always fly off for me…
    great shot

  • Thank you. I guess I was lucky.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • mlynnd
    mlynndalmost 6 years ago

    Very beautiful bird.

  • Most of the time I see mature ones but a youngster was a real treat.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture Teresa!

  • Thank you so much Joyce.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Paul Gibbons
    Paul Gibbonsalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous capture

  • Thank you Paul.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Victoria Jostes
    Victoria Jostesalmost 6 years ago

    great shot, t! (your redwings look a little different from ours; they are pure black w/ the red wing marking)

  • Ours look exactly the same but this is an immature blackbird, a youngster and that’s why his markings are not black and red yet. They will in a little while.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 6 years ago

    Oh, isn’t he GLORIOUS!!!!!! Wonderful colors … a perfect capture!!!

  • Thank you so much Lois.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Teresa, nice detail

  • Thank you Larry.

    – Teresa Zieba

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