Sunday, June 20, 2010

Unusual Perch: Red-winged Blackbird


While passing through the historic town of Gettysburg yesterday my wife and I took a moment to drive through the grounds where the first day's fighting took place.

This Red-winged Blackbird perched upon the likeness of Brevet Major General James Samuel Wadsworth caught my eye.  His perch is not a natural one but from the condition of the statute it does appear that it is used often.


9 comments:

Shelley said...

I can't say I'm surprised by the Red winged being a little blasphemous w/ this statue - lol! Cute shot!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It does look like he is not the first one to sit here. Yikes!
Blessings,Ruth

Bird Girl said...

That is just a cool shot! Do you realize that there are a lot of red-headed woodpeckers there at Gettysburg? If you ever want to photograph them, let me know and I can give you directions. It is so nice to see them flitting about from tree to tree and they are quite easy to photograph.

Montanagirl said...

I would say it's used often! Good shot.

Brad Myers said...

He looks the way I feel many times.

I noticed the new header also, is that from the farm or did you make a trip someplace for the whitetails.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

So now the statue chap has a true feather in his cap...too cute~

Coy said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments. Brad, the header shot is taken near home. I havn't taken time for a big-game trip lately.

Bird Girl, thanks for the offer I'll keep it in mind the next time I plan to be in that area.

Leedra said...

Looks like the spots that the Bluebirds in my yard pick.

ML said...

Is it a resident bird or migrant bird? It's very nice!