Around the edge with a red-winged blackbird

I took advantage of a Red-winged blackbird’s interest in me and photographed it among the reeds on the edge of the third of the Vermilion Lakes.  There were several blackbirds calling one another and flying between perches.  They would flit between the little islands of long grass on the lake, the trees hanging over the water and the bushes that filled in the shoreline.

This one came closer and stayed longer than the others which gave me a few good moments to photograph.

8 responses

  1. I love these birds. They have such a fascinating call.

    May 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    • I totally agree Kate! One of them almost sounds like an electric shrill.

      May 10, 2018 at 11:35 am

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  4. Beautiful! As a foreigner living in the USA I am fascinated by these common birds. I found myself out photographing them recently. They really are beautiful and full of character!

    June 14, 2017 at 7:02 pm

  5. Nice shots! When I lived in Wisconsin, there were times Red-winged blackbirds would take over our yard and feeders (we lived about 500 feet from a lake). They are pretty amazing to sit and watch.

    June 13, 2017 at 10:29 pm

  6. Beautiful wingspan captures, Christopher, detailing that the “red” isn’t all red! I was surprised the first time I saw the Red-winged Blackbird to see yellow trim on the red parts of his wings.

    June 13, 2017 at 3:18 pm

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    June 13, 2017 at 11:42 am

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