Friday, March 11, 2011

Singing red-winged blackbird, Berkeley Marina

Singing blackbird at Berkeley Marina - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography

The blackbirds are starting to make a real ruckus, which must mean that spring is just around the corner! These are two shots from an evening walk at Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina. At least two burrowing owls are still there, although we couldn't find the third that we had seen earlier in the season. Perhaps it was just below ground, or maybe it has left for the summer.

Red-winged blackbird calling from the branches - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography


  1. Nice captures Pat. I'll have to start looking for red-wings.

  2. Aweome shots! I HAVE to "Stumble" this one! Kudos!

  3. Always a great sign that spring is near.

  4. Fantastic shots!! A feast for the eyes this morning, while it's still snowy and gray outside.

  5. Great shot, i can almost hear him sing! I can't wait to see them here!

  6. Thanks, Jim! Yeah, it's that time of year again when they start making a ruckus around the marshes!

    Thanks, Julie!

    Thanks, John -- and thanks also for Stumbling it!

    Thanks, Mark! I do enjoy hearing their unique songs every year -- it's a wonderfully beautiful sign that spring is coming!

    Thanks, Hilke!

    Thanks, Dominic! I do love to hear their song!

  7. Great shot! ... saw a couple during our worst winter storm ... not a bird we normally have around our place in the Ozarks, though.