Saturday, April 26, 2014

Red Wings

Male Red-winged Blackbird

The red wings are back and ravaging my bird feeders. I wish they knew better how to share with other birds! The announce they are coming in to the feeders from far away, scaring everyone else away.

 Female last fall

I am linking with Saturday Critters HERE.

35 comments:

Andy said...

Ka-ree! After the Canada Geese they are are most common summer bird in my neighbourhood.

Ela said...

What original birds. This colorful patch on the wings is adorable.
Greetings :)

Viola said...

Oh the male is absolutely beautiful, and so are your photos! But bad they scare all the others away! :/
:)

Carole M. said...

unfortunately a not so good side to some of the birds who frequent our gardens ... very photogenic none the less

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I rarely see them around home. They are abundant at nearby lakes though, and I love to spot the flash of red in the reeds. Great shots!

Haddock said...

Lovely.
I think the hummingbird also does the same thing. They don't allow other birds near the bird feeder.

Kate said...

Beautiful markings on that male bird!

William Kendall said...

They are ferocious when it comes to defending their nest. Good shots!

Snap said...

They are very striking, aren't they?!!! I used to see them all the time when I lived on Galveston Island. Living in central Houston, I don't see them at all. I miss them! Happy Critter Day!

Pamela Gordon said...

The female certainly looks different from the male. Her markings are pretty.

Sandra said...

so pretty sitting on the post... our blackbirds are extremely loud..

Karen S. said...

How beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

we still have quite a few hanging here! wish they'd move north to your feeders! :)

Karen said...

We have tons of them here too. They seem to share quite well with the other birds though. That's a terrific shot of the female, I'm not seeing too many of them.

Lois Evensen said...

We don't have red winged black birds here in the city, but just saw one - only one - on a country drive. We used to see them by the thousands.

Nice images.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi EG That blackbird shot on that pole is really lovely. If you didn't put food out for them you would probably not get these great shots!

RedPat said...

I see them along the railway tracks near us but hear them from far away!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Wonderful shots of these beautiful birds! I have some living down by the pond, but I can't seem to get close enough for a really good shot like yours. Maybe some day!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I just posted a wee vid of red-wings!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Kathy said...

We are having the same problem the cowbirds, another member of the blackbird family. Pesky critters! Stealing food from our cardinals!

Randy said...

That first shot is awesome.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest
Oh, your picture of Red Wings is wonderful; the contrast of male and female is great♡♡♡

So sorry for my belated comment, wishing you are having wonderful weekend.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Birdman said...

And yet they look so innocent. They should learn to share.

Stephanie said...

Nice looking birds.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

They are beautiful.I don't see them at the feeder,but I guess that's a good thing.

rainfield61 said...

They look beautiful, though naughty.

eileeninmd said...

It is a shame they are so loud! I do think they are pretty birds, love the colors on their wings.. Great shots. Thank you for sharing your post with my critter party.. Have a happy day.

Roan said...

I like these birds, but they never like me. I run into them all the time by our garden, which is next to Bro O's pond. They scold me when I get too close.

Gunilla Bäck said...

A gorgeous bird.

Carver said...

Great shots of the birds.

Stuart said...

But who could turn these beautiful guys (and gals) away !?

Marie said...

I've always loved these birds...never realized what interesting patterns the female has in their feathers! Nice shots!

kelley jensen said...

he's a handsome fellow

Sue said...

Too bad such beautiful birds are such rascals!

=)

edenhills said...

Great captures. They were always my favorites when I was young.

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