Baby Blackbirds by Larry Trupp

Captured in the marsh at Fortwhyte Alive, our Nature Center on the southwest edge of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada…These are Red-Winged Blackbird babies…Better seen fullscreen

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

199 Views/17 April 2012

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The World as we See It, Or as You Missed It..23 June 2011

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.

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Mom feeding the babies

The nest is just off this boardwalk

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

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Isn’t that amazing to see!! Great capture, Larry!

  • Thanks Dot
    Your comments are always appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 4 years ago

    What a marvellous capture of these wee ones, Larry! So nice to see! Were Ma and Pa giving you a hard time? :o)

  • Thanks Mike
    They did give me a hard time at first, until I finally located the nest, and then camouflaged myself, until she came to the nest..Your comments are much appreciated BTW my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks for acceptance Ray
    Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 4 years ago

    That is marvelous! Great Larry!

  • Good Morning Glenn
    I appreciate your most kind comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

    What a fantastic capture! Beautiful work, Larry :-)

  • Thanks Trish
    The parents gave me a hard time, until I finally camouflaged myself, and waited until they finally came back to feed them..It was an awesome photo op indeed.

    – Larry Trupp

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Good Morning Trish
    I appreciate the feature
    I"m honored, delighted and truly grateful…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 4 years ago

    Ah what a wonderful magical find! Isn’t Mother Nature amazing! Great shot!

  • Thanks Joanne
    Your comments are always appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Kathilee
    Kathileealmost 4 years ago

    They are hungry little bugars arent’ they…tee hee

  • Thanks Kathilee
    Yes they sure were
    Your comments are always appreciated…BTW

    – Larry Trupp

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsalmost 4 years ago

    Your turn!!! Wonderful capture Larry!!! Awesome.. :))))

  • Good Evening Debbie
    I appreciate your most kind comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...almost 4 years ago

    congrats on your feature Larry. How did you manage to get this shot. It seems all the blackbird nests around here are in the the reeds (in the water) I see the adults flying around but I have never seen the young in the nests

  • Hi Dave
    I added a third image here just for you…There is a floating boardwalk that goes through the marsh, with a small island in the middle. Thats where the nest was in those reeds OK…I appreciate your interest, and comments BTW

    – Larry Trupp

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