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Spring is in the Air

February 25, 2018 - And yesterday at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, the Red-winged Blackbirds have again taken to sitting high in the treetops, announcing their claim to their nesting territory.... Read more

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Beware the Red-winged Blackbirds! at LAWD

August 15, 2017 -  So they didn't seem to understand why the Red-winged Blackbirds began launching a full mid-air assault!... When the Red-winged Blackbirds got too close, the kites seemed to swat at them with their long wings.... Read more

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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

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Happiness is…

April 3, 2017 - laughing at the Red-winged Blackbirds who are so certain that they are missing something because they can't get into the bunting cage!... Read more

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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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Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

June 4, 2015 -  Along the marsh, Red-winged Blackbirds were plentiful.... Red-winged Blackbirds are very common, but who says common birds aren't fun to photograph?... Read more

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Fall Walk at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 7, 2013 - I didn't get too many opportunities with the Purple Gallinules, but the Red-winged Blackbirds decided to cooperate with me and pose some in the Alligator Flag reeds.... 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

Even Common Birds are Pretty

October 20, 2011 - I photographed this juvenile Red-Winged Blackbird at the Circle B Bar Reserve this weekend.... Red-Winged Blackbird... Read more

Callaway Gardens Vacation: Part 3 – Birds!

August 28, 2011 - The vege garden is full of corn this season.  As you enter the garden, there are corn patches on both sides of the path.  Additional patches can be found throughout the garden.  Callaway Gardens sells the food raised in the garden in their Farmer's Market, and I think they also…... 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

The Newest Celebrity at the Circle B Bar Reserve

April 2, 2011 - The Red-Winged Blackbirds were putting on a show every couple of feet.  I know these are very common birds, but they are so pretty at this time of year with their bright red spots!  They are so predictable that it is easy to get the "open mouth" shots.  Just wait…... 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