Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday

I went over to my favorite place for watching the Red Wing Blackbird ... a little lake with a reed bed on the shore line where they build their nests.  

And what do you know ... I came upon a beautiful male who was displaying for his woman :)

And here is the lucky lady who is the object of his affection :)

 Having moved to a new position he begins his courting again ...

A little preening to rearrange his feathers after his ambitious display ...

And back to business ...

I digitally zoomed these pictures to give you more detail, though I sacrificed some quality.  I am sure the young female approved of this handsome young man and we will soon have little Red Wing Blackbirds to follow ...



  1. Very beautiful bird pictures, I have never seen this kind of birds !

  2. This is a fabulous series of shots. Pity you did not get the action and sound on video. The male is such a beautiful marked bird.

  3. Hello Andrea, what a great sequence on your Redwing Blackbird sighting.. It is nice to see both the male and female together on a post.. Enjoy your day!

  4. What a privilege to see. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  5. A sure sign on spring when they show up in my area.

  6. What a fabulous series of shots. I can only imagine how wonderful it was to witness this courting routine. It's neat to see the female too. Thanks Andrea for sharing your beautiful photos.

  7. Very attractive male- he's proud to show off his brilliant red patches. Thanks for sharing!

  8. They're such good looking birds. Great series.

  9. What a fascinating series of photos!
    The male's red shoulder patches are impressive. A really beautiful post!

  10. Super group of photos, Andrea. I did not realize what the female looked like. Now I'm beginning to wonder if maybe we had a pair of these beauties in our yard last year. Hmmm, I'll have to keep my eyes open now. I had thought maybe we had a starling, but they usually travel in groups, so that's not what we had. Perhaps it was a female redwing blackbird?

    Today is lovely here, a bit cooler but still sunny. I'm hoping to be able to get out of the house later this week. We'll see. Once the shakiness has passed by, I'll be off and running. Taking a ride to the park will be a real treat for Pogo and me.

    My friend Kyra has been laid up for the past couple of weeks, and I'm hoping she did not catch the same stuff that I've had. I don't wish it on anyone. Although I must say, it did give me an opportunity to catch up on a lot of crocheting.

    Today is one of the dwarfs birthday, so I have to think of something nice we can do for him. Maybe bake him a cake.

    Well there's really not much happening here. You and Izzi have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

  11. Gorgeous display! They are such beautiful birds! Love your photos of males and female. Hope he has success.

  12. Great shots - one of my favourite books mentions these its first pages. I was please to finally see some last year.

    Mr. H is settling well, but I think his last owners did not have kids, so he still find the unleashed craziness of my kids a bit shocking some times!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  13. Dramatic! That red spot is fantastic.