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Feeding Time in the Marsh by Larry Trupp
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Captured as is in the marsh at Fortwhyte Alive, our Nature Center on the southwest edge of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada…This is a female Red-Winged Blackbird, feeding her babies…Better seen enlarged HERE

Canon XTi, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 OS AV 8.0 Shutter Speed 1/400 IS0 400 Focal length 500mm

The Red-winged Blackbird is found throughout North and Central America. Breeding habitats spread from Alaska, Newfoundland and Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico and Guatemala. Some populations may also be found in El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica. Winters may be spent in Pennsylvania and British Columbia, but northern populations usually migrate south to Mexico and the southern United States. This species typically feed on seeds and insects. These birds also nest in small colonies and migrate in single-sex flocks. Nests are built in cattails, grasslands or willow bushes. The conservation rating for the Red-winged Blackbird is Least Concern. Each pair of Red-winged Blackbirds raise 2-3 broods per season. Each time they build a new nest, which keeps the nest from becoming infected with parasites that could kill the baby birds….This is a female Red-Winged Blackbird, feeding her babies.

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 3 years ago

    Oh Larry what a wonderful capture this is! the details a gorgeous!! Don’t you just love the big lens? A Fave dear friend :>)) Leslie

  • Hi Leslie
    I appreciate your comments
    The big lens is working well, as I’m finally getting used to to it, it is heavy at times. How’s your summer, so far lots of rainy weather? IThanks for the fave BTW!!!
    I

    – Larry Trupp

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 3 years ago

    I can see you’re having fun with the big toy Larry. Great capture my friend.

  • Thanks Tereza
    I am finally getting used to the big lens, as it is quite heavy to use at times…I appreciate your comment sBTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 3 years ago

    Oh Larry, you must be overjoyed to find this………….
    Absolutely EXQUISITE capture!

  • Thanks Rosie
    Always appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • MaryinMaine
    MaryinMaineover 3 years ago

    How lucky you are to find this…or maybe its cleverness….whatever, it is an excellent find and capture. Great work, my friend!

  • Thanks Mary
    Always appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenover 3 years ago

    They sure are hungry! :-)
    What a great shot, Larry!

  • Good Morning Ulla
    I appreciate your kind comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Larry!

  • Thanks Susie
    I appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 3 years ago

    fantastic shot Larry!

  • Thanks Elaine
    I appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Really amazing capture!

  • Good Morning Gena
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • Kathilee
    Kathileeover 3 years ago

    Oh wow, I’m certain you had to use stealth to capture this!

  • Good Evening Kathilee
    I stayed hidden for some time waiting for her to return, and the finally success…I appreciate your most kind comments, and the fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot, Larry

  • Thanks Shulie
    Your comments are always much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

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