Redwinged Blackbird in Flight

 
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Redwinged blackbird showing his red epaulets/breeding plumage, on his shoulders/wings as he flies away from the branch. He's a very handsome bird and has several lady blackbirds in his harem, so it seems. The females look nothing like these males, - they are brown and speckled with an apricot colour shoulder flash.

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alandrapal - Apr 08, 2008 05:54 AM EDT
thanks to all of you for the nice comments, much appreciated, -- Golda, Lorraine, Ikka, Alfresco (Bruce), Anne, Jas and Carol. Smiling at Bruce's "rusty hinge" comment. Reminds me of the description I heard sometime ago, of the nuthatch's sound "like a rusty tin horn". Know what Golda means, as always think of the rusty tin horn now, when hearing the nuthatches here, and will most likely think of the rusty hinge when hearing the blackbirds.
golda - Apr 08, 2008 01:26 AM EDT
A very graceful shot Alandra.These birds do have a beautiful call,and now thanks to Alfresco, I will hear it always, as a "rusty hinge".Thanks for your alternative view of this bird.
lorraine - Apr 07, 2008 04:14 PM EDT
love the bright colours on this bird well caught.
Alfresco - Apr 07, 2008 01:58 PM EDT
Great shot! One of our favorite birds, we watch for them to return in the spring, and listen for their distinctive "rusty hinge" call. Bruce
A.Lovely - Apr 07, 2008 10:29 AM EDT
Alandra, the coloring on this bird is stickingly wonderful. Great capture of the wing spread of the blackbird.
Jas - Apr 07, 2008 09:16 AM EDT
He is very handsome and no wonder he has several interested females! Lovely colour on his wings. :)
shutterbug - Apr 07, 2008 05:56 AM EDT
Great photo of the wing detail,they are a pretty bird. Carol

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