Red-winged blackbird in flight

A red-winged blackbird flies among brambles in a marsh west of Bragg Creek in Alberta, Canada.

This blackbird’s flight from earlier this morning was an interesting one.  He crouched low on the branch for a few seconds, longer than I was expecting, before it launched.  When he did, there were a couple of quick wing beats before diving out of sight into the brambles.


2 responses

  1. Yvonne Hartling

    Absolutely beautiful shot‼️ Hello Christopher I am an artist and love this shot. I was wondering if you would consider granting me permission to paint this blackbird. I would love to use it as a reference for a painting. I am a self taught artist, and if it worked out I may exhibit or enter in a competition. I plan on a small painting 11×14. I would also paint a large piece as well. I would need your permission to proceed. Thanks for your consideration, Yvonne Hartling.

    December 14, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    • Hi Yvonne. I am happy to approve your request. No remuneration is required. I would love to see your finished piece.
      Warmest regards,


      December 14, 2021 at 11:10 pm

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