Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Among the Reeds/World Birds

 Female on her way down to her nest

Local cattails are alive with the sound of music  screeching.  Red-winged blackbirds are among the noisiest of birds but I do admit that I like to watch and photograph them. Usually I'm intrigued by the handsome males, but this lovely drab female posed for my camera so she gets to be first up today.  Besides, look what she made!


Red-wings' nest

Notice how the nest is held up by the reeds.

Male

These guys ALWAYS have something to say, this time making sure everyone for miles around knows that I'm in his territory.

I am linking to World Bird Wednesday.

21 comments:

see you there! said...

Red winged blackbirds and cat tails, what could be better? Oh, the nest!
I can practically hear them from here.

Darla

NatureStop said...

I somehow love how the red stands out in the red winged blackbirds.Nice captures and have a great day!

Shantana

George said...

Your photo of the female is fantastic, and the engineering of her nest is fantastic. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Cezar and Léia said...

You know a lot about birds!They are adorable!
Léia

Shammickite said...

Lots of red winged blackbirds around the pond at the end of my street, they love the reeds.

Sandra said...

i can't see how she made that nest, its perfect and balanced just right. our black birds are really loud.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great captures of both the male and female. I love how the nest is balanced in the reeds. Beautiful picture.

colleen said...

I especially like the first shot!

Paul in Powell River said...

Nice capture!

Lois Evensen said...

What a wonderful nest in the reeds. I hope there are no strong winds/storms before her family is grown and gone.

LONDONLULU said...

These are amazing captures! Lot of bird watching in this area too - though I'm not quick enough with my camera. Love these :)

Genie said...

Your bird shots are gorgeous and it was such a treat to see the nest nestled there in the reeds. What a lovely post. I so enjoy seeing and reading about all the birds. genie

RedPat said...

I love to hear them - it means summer is coming!

cieldequimper said...

That looks like a precarious way down! Wonderful shots, all we need now is the soundtrack!

kaye said...

fantastic shots today!

NixBlog said...

Lovely shots!

Stephanie said...

Nicely captured.

Jenn Jilks said...

How beautiful!!!!!
I love this time of year.
Cheers from Cottage Country East!

Michelle said...

I always like seeing those red winged blackbirds. Love that flash of color.

Randy said...

I love the shot of the nest.

Andrea said...

You are so lucky that you were able to find the nest. My RWB's nests are too far from my vantage point in a very reedy place, so I have never been able to spot them. I do know right where they are though, because the females give it away by going to the same spot over and ove. Great Pictures ... have a wonderful week.

Andrea @ From The Sol

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