Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mid July

Male Red-winged Blackbird

The marshes here are alive with red-winged blackbirds guarding their territories.

In the wild

Nature is looking very festive!

 Female Red-winged Blackbird

This red-winged female looks like she's flirting, don't you think?

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47 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

HI EG I do think she is flirting. She has a very naughty look! Great first shot.

Alexa T said...

Beautiful...

Sandra said...

this is a first for me. i think the female is prettier than the male in this bird.. they are beautiful and i love the to row far right.. so gorgeous

Andy said...

Last week I saw a male Red-wing blackbird with no head feathers. I have heard of this happening to Cardinals but not to theses guys. I assume it is just a moulting process.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shots of the RW Blackbirds. And the butterfly is gorgeous.. Pretty photos and mosaic!

Kate said...

Wonderful ca[tires of those beautiful birds, enhanced by your collage of blossoms!

Revrunner said...

All nature sings!

Carole M. said...

lovely nature here and I think the female r/w is very attractive too

Mersad said...

Both are gorgeous. Amaying wildlife shots!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice captures. Your mosaic photo is very lovely. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful sunday.

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful.

Birdman said...

Good wildlife capture.

DeniseinVA said...

Great shots! The Red-wing is one of my favorite birds and I love to listen to their trill.

bj said...

Yes, ma'am...I do indeed think she is flirting...very sassy looking.:)
Beautiful photos.
Thanks for coming by.

Magia da Inês said...

✿✿º°。
Imagens muito bonitas.
Bom domingo!
º°。♡♡彡
Boa de semana!
Beijinhos.
♪♬♫º°

Debbie said...

july is just beautiful where you are!! i have never seen/noticed the female red winged so close up. she is a beauty!!!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots, EG. Yes, she does seem to have something of a flirtatious streak going on...

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Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Gorgeous!

Ginny said...

What a wonderful surprise. These are so up close and gorgeous, they look like painted portraits!

Chris Rohrer said...

I agree! She looks like she's up for a date. Love these birds. My eyes now begin to shift towards the Tricolored Blackbirds in California. I love blackbirds. This year we had beautiful views of the nesting Brewer's, Yellow-headed, and Red-winged. Great shots of the female. I always love beginning birders the first time they see the female....they don't believe that's she's a red-winged:) Happy birding!

George said...

You've gotten some marvelous photos of the beauty of mid-July. I especially like your portrait of the male Red-winged Blackbird.

Maggid said...

These shots are BEAUTIFUL!!!
you are definitely and artist - and i am lifted by the view . . thanks, i needed that.

RedPat said...

She is a little flirt I think! Saw my first Monarch of the season today.

Kay said...

I love all these shots and the closeup of the RWBB female is wonderful. She does indeed look like a flirt. Who'd have thought?!?

Our photos said...

I like the blackbirds, very nice !

Cloudia said...

how rich you make us with these gems!




ALOHA from Honolulu
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Kathy said...

I don't believe I've ever seen the female red wing. She's actually quite pretty.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

She is very pretty and yes I think she is acting all coquettish!

Randy said...

What a handsome bird.

Jack said...

What a nice collection of images, EG!

Roan said...

She is flirting for sure! Love the male shot, too. Beautiful flowers!

Stephanie said...

I adore the last shot!

llandudnopictures said...

Wildlife at its best!

orchid Miyako said...

Oh yes, she looks like making herself cute deliberately♡♡♡ Since I had friends like you, it was SUCH a surprise that how female and male look different, as I've noticed your Red-winged Blackbird here, too:-) And enjoyed the beautiful flowers.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Halcyon said...

She was definitely flirting with you! Your photos make me miss Ontario summers. :)

Rivien said...

Amazing photos! I like it all!
Have a nice day!
Hugs from Hamburg
Riv

Small City Scenes said...

Super shots. Such detail. I think it is time for me to upgrade my camera a bit. Or me!
MB

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I do adore your photos!

Rose said...

Oh, wow! That last shot is superb! But then they all are, it just really catches my eye.

Marie said...

Fabulous photos! I just love that female redwing!

fredamans said...

Lovely birds, but I love the thistles too.

Felicia said...

she does look a bit "fluffed up". great images.

Rambling Woods said...

How cute she is.... I only see and hear the males... Stay cool Tina... Michelle

Laura said...

What a beautiful series!

edenhills said...

Beautiful photography! She does look a bit saucy.

NatureFootstep said...

the image of the Female Red-winged Blackbird is priceless. Wonderfull!

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