I’m going to try something new for as long as I can stick with it and it remains fun. 🙂 I’ll try to feature a different bird each Friday and share a video and/or photos here.
Today, I want to feature the Red Winged Blackbird. We see these pretty regularly in the spring and summer. They do migrate in the fall and we don’t see them throughout the colder months, but they are one of the early arrivals in the spring. One thing that is interesting about them is that males and females and juveniles are easily distinguishable. So, I created this video to show all of those life stages. However, I screwed up! The one I marked here as a Female Red Winged Blackbird is actually a female cowbird! See the photo gallery below for a pic of the Female Red Winged Blackbird. It’s only a minute long, check it out!
Here’s a few more recent shots of the Red Winged Blackbird!
Some folks don’t like feeding the Red Winged Blackbirds. Share in the comments – Do you try to deter them? Do you have too many around? I like watching them, they are interesting, but we have enough feeder zones that their presence doesn’t seem to bother the others.