Friday, July 16, 2010

Singing red-winged blackbird

Singing red-winged blackbird

From an April walk at the Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility in Petaluma. Treatment wetlands are a great place to find birds, and my first tour of that area did not disappoint as this male blackbird was singing in the flowers along the trail.

Blackbird in the flowers

He's really belting out his characteristic song -- a sound that always reminds me of the arrival of spring.

Singing red-winged blackbird

1 comment:

  1. Wow what a gorgeous bird !
    Your pics are beautiful !!