Nikon D300 ~ 18-200mm Nikkor lens
f 5.6 ~ 1/1250s ~ ISO 640
Taken at Mclane Creek near Olympia, Washington (US)
Red Winged Blackbird ~ Agelaius phoeniceus
The birds are all busy collecting nesting material now at Mclane Creek. I watched this fellow pull some of the fluff out of the old cattail and tuck it into his claws. He seemed a bit wild eyed, so I think his sweety was telling him to hurry it up!!