Saturday, April 23, 2011

Red-Winged Blackbird/ Camera Critters

Male red-winged blackbird on cattail

The wetlands are alive with red-winged blackbirds. These males are lookouts for females that are building nests and sitting on eggs. The top one is very concerned and warning the neighbourhood that I am out and about.

It's not quite as crisp as I would have liked...but he wasn't  sitting there very still and the light was not great. :)

Male red-winged blackbird on reed

This second one is a tad less worried about me and my camera...NOT! He was about to fly away.

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31 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the Red winged Black Birds. The male sod look pretty with their splash of red on the wings.

Judy said...

Great captures...They always seem to fly away when I try to get a picture of them.

Birdman said...

I bet a bunch can make a lot of noise.

Kathy said...

Great shots!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Nicely done. I've seen a number of them here, also, but can't ever get a pic of them!

By the way, the Easter Bunny may look overdressed but the mall is cold - they set the a/c way down low!

And yes, Florida is wild. Always has been. Some people, I won't mention their names, won't even drive in Orlando without a weapon in the car! Can you believe that?

Farmchick said...

I like that first photo. He is really working it!

texwisgirl said...

I agree with Farmchick - giving it all he's got!

Andy said...

EG you got some good shots. In my area I find it's a race between Red Winged Blackbirds and Robins of who returns first in the spring.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

Breathtaking beautiful shots!

visiting from Skywatch!

Betty

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I really like the singing/calling bird.I'm not sure if these birds really sing. :)

Frank said...

Love that coloured shoulder patch .. so distinctive.

Gary said...

Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

cat said...

You have captured him beautifully :)

Jarart said...

These two shots are wonderful! These birds are fun to watch.

RedPat said...

I always think that these guys are the first sign that spring is coming! Nice shots.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Nice shots, I love red-winged black birds, they are always the
1st bird back in the spring. And they are not shy about letting you know they are back.

VP said...

I really like the 'vocal' one... Both beautiful images anyway.

Crafty Green Poet said...

such beautiful birds!

Lúcia said...

I love bird shots, spring is the most amazing season, lots of things happening, you see life everywhere!

chubskulit said...

Just gorgeous!!

Here's my critters post. Have a nice Easter celebration.

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!
Please come and see my critters, thanks!

John said...

Beautiful critter!

Do you want to see how Jack Russel Terriers gets excited? Have a blessed Easter!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful that the males guard the females! Such beautiful birds!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Francisca said...

Apparently capturing a bird with my camera takes more patience than I have. Yours are lovely, EG. And so are the birds.

Randy said...

So handsome!

ladyfi said...

It's not easy to capture birds! These are lovely - and that last one is very crisp and clear!

Small City Scenes said...

Nice shots of one of my very favorite birds. they seem to be everywhere out here and there is a pair at the pond too. they are flighty guys aren't they. MB

Marie said...

A new bird for me - and very handsome he is too. I find these smaller birds very difficult to photograph. They flit away so fast and they are both aware of you and wary of the camera. I always imagine them consulting their agent to see if they'll pose for you :-)

Fjällripan said...

What a beautiful bird!!

Roan said...

Beautiful birds. I haven't seen any around yet this year. They nest by my brother's pond. Hopefully soon. Very nice shots!

Wren said...

Sing it, birdie!

Great photos - I've never gotten such a close shot of one, but I love watching them. There was one harassing a crow outside in the back a couple of days ago. Neither bird was giving the other any slack.

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