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

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

Windy Birds

January 21, 2011 - Windy Red-winged Blackbirds This video was taken from my favorite "bird blind", also known as the guest room.  I'm looking out into the oak tree in Carla and Peter's backyard.  I was actually trying to shoot the goldfinches that were hanging out in "Queue" awaiting their turns at the…... Read more

Red-Winged Blackbird

Lots of Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 24, 2010 - Bald Eagle and Osprey The Red-Winged Blackbirds have returned to the marsh.... Female Red-Winged Blackbird The Coots were still hanging out in the marsh waters off Wading Bird Way.... Glossy Ibis Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-Tailed Grackle, Cardinal,…... Read more

Magical Sunrise at Circle B Bar Reserve

June 13, 2010 - Great Blue Heron Great Blue Heron (Reflection) We saw a bunch of little Red-Winged Blackbirds running around this morning.  They aren't quite as proficient at flying as their parents, so it's fairly easy to pick them out.  Several of them had very scruffy looking tail feathers, too.... Juvenile Red-Winged Blackbirds…... Read more

Slow Morning at Circle B Bar Reserve

June 6, 2010 - Anhinga As we turned onto Marsh Rabbit Run, we saw the same Red-Winged Blackbirds that tried to run us off last week.  We figured that their nest was near.  We were right - today we saw the juvenile birds.... Juvenile Red-Winged Blackbird A bit farther down, we saw our Black-headed…... Read more

Baby Birds at Circle B Bar Reserve

May 31, 2010 - Common Moorhen feeding Nearby, a baby Red-Winged Blackbird was perched in some tall grass, fluttering his wings desperately as he called for food.... Baby Red-Winged Blackbird We headed out to the Eagle Roost to check for Eastern Meadowlarks and Northern Bobwhites.... We stumbled across a very fussy pair of Red-Winged…... Read more

Sunrise at Circle B Bar Reserve

May 29, 2010 - The first birds to greet us were the Red-winged Blackbirds.... (It flew before I could re-meter and expose his feathers properly.) Red-winged Blackbird silhouette at dawn As the sun crept up behind us, Dyeyo and I headed out Heron Hideout to the Eagle Roost to look for Eastern Meadowlarks.... Green…... Read more