Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Red-winged Blackbird



This is a female Red-winged blackbird. She is vastly different from the striking male with his black feathers and red bars on his wings. But still, as I watched the plain female, I decided she had her own quiet beauty.

16 comments:

Darla said...

She certainly does...beauty is in the eye of the beholder....

Mildred said...

She's very sweet. Great photograph.

Cedar ... said...

Really! I had no idea they were different. See lots of the males here. A true sign of spring when they arrive.

Country Girl said...

Very very different. We posted the same bird today, only I had a male. And he is very small in the picture!
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Cheers!

Judy said...

Wow, I had no idea that the female looked like that. I always seem to learn something new everyday.

Calming Scents said...

she surely is beautiful. I never tire of watching birds.

Femin Susan said...

Great capture.

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

I was wondering what these lil guys were...I have a few of them around my bird feeders. Great Shot!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey Shelley, The female Red-winged Blackbird is VERY different from the male. WOW!!!!! It's like the differences between the Roes-breasted Grosbeak male and female....

As a new birder, I sure have learned alot about birds this past year.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rajesh said...

Nice looking bird and beautiful snap.

KathyB. said...

I would not have immediately associated her with her partner, but as you stated, she has her own beauty.

Ashley said...

Beautiful!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am a big fan of quiet beauty.

The Retired One said...

What a sweet picture! We have both at our feeders quite a bit this year. Same with the cowbirds!
Oh, and I got so excited today, because we had 2 rose breasted grosbeaks at our feeder (finally!)

Leedra said...

The first time you see the female it is hard to believe they go together. You would think she would at least be black. You captured her very well.

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UB said...

Brillant photography! I need some of those to decorate my spa. Natural beauty.