Red-Winged Blackbird

July 4 Weekend at Lake Apopka

July 20, 2017 - Near the road, a Red-winged Blackbird hopped up onto some branches and posed.... As I continued down the drive, I came across one of the many Red-winged Blackbird fledglings that are growing up by Lake Apopka.... Nearby I found the Red-winged Blackbird nest that I wrote about in my last…... Read more

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Birds on Bird Finials

May 5, 2017 - Red-winged Blackbird on Finial Male Painted Bunting next to Finial Greenie Painted Bunting Next to Finial Northern Cardinal on Finial Mourning Dove next to Finial American Goldfinches on Finial Hehe, yep!... Read more

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Backyard Bird Feeder Fun

April 30, 2017 -  The little birds have no trouble getting through the holes in the wire mesh (even some of the bigger birds get through, like female Red-winged Blackbirds).... Yep, like those Red-winged Blackbirds!... The Red-winged Blackbirds are going through some springtime color changes, too.... Read more

Busy Birdbath

Colorful Backyard Fun

April 20, 2016 -  We had so many different birds that day - red cardinals, our new visitor the Blue Jay, our pretty Painted Buntings, the red House Finches, Mourning and Common Ground Doves, Northern Mockingbirds, the Brown Thrashers that are nesting nearby, our wintering Gray Catbird, American Goldfinches that are turning bright yellow,…... Read more

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Backyard Migrant Birds Have Left

April 24, 2013 - :( Last Tuesday after work I had an hour of free time, so I set up my blind (yes, my actual blind, not my bush hideaway!)  I set up a pretty branch perch next to their feeder, trying to get "the pretty shot."  Unfortunately, only my piggy birds (Red-Winged Blackbirds)…... Read more

Colorful Birds in the Backyard

April 16, 2013 - Of course the "piggies" (Red-Winged Blackbirds and Boat-Tailed Grackles) wouldn't let me photograph the little birds in peace....  The bright red on the Red-Winged Blackbirds at this time of year is just gorgeous!... Read more

Signs of Spring at the Viera Wetlands

April 22, 2012 - Last weekend I spent a morning at the Viera Wetlands.  It was a cloudy morning, with sunshine in spurts, and I was just happy to be outside.  The Great Blue Herons chicks are growing up quickly, as I wrote about last week.  There were also many other signs of springtime…... Read more

Red-Winged Supervision

May 1, 2011 - Augustine Alligator Farm!)  The Red-Winged Blackbirds also fussed at me, letting me know in no uncertain terms that I was inconveniencing them by working in the flower bed underneath their bird feeder.  Sometimes these birds seem to forget that I do them a favor by feeding them!... Red-Winged Blackbirds... Read more

Foggy but Interesting Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

March 27, 2011 - The Red-Winged Blackbirds must be beginning to nest.  The males are displaying and calling from the treetops, providing wonderful photo ops.  It seemed like we had a blackbird on every other little tree along Heron Hideout this morning.... Red-Winged Blackbird To kill time until the fog lifted, we walked around…... Read more

Juvenile Red-Winged Blackbird

February 24, 2011 - There have been quite a few juvenile Red-Winged Blackbirds moving through the yard in the past week.  You can tell they are juveniles because they are black, but they still have remnants of their striped juvenal colors.  They haven't yet developed that pretty red patch on the wing.  This bird…... Read more

The Piggies are Back!

February 21, 2011 - ...We haven’t had many big flocks of blackbirds–Red-Wing Blackbirds, Brown-Headed Cowbirds, Common and Boat-Tailed Grackles–this winter.  So it was kind of fun to look out and see a bunch of them congregated in the trees, waiting for their turn at the feeder.  Feed us!  Feed us!  Where’s mine? Read more