Friday, February 03, 2012

Red-winged Blackbird: Blackwater NWR

Red-winged Blackbirds normally arrive in my area about the third week of February.  I always look forward to their arrival as an early harbinger of spring.  However apparently some winter on Maryland's Eastern Shore as they have been present on both of our recent visits to Blackwater NWR.  Needless to say it was a pleasure to hear the song I associate with spring on a mid winter day.

8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they've been swamping my feeders here for a month or two, but they've started singing here the past couple of weeks, as well. i'm almost ready to send 'em north!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Another gorgeous shot. The plain background is perfect.

Montanagirl said...

This is really a beautiful photo. Love the composition-rule of thirds worked perfectly for you. The soft background really makes him pop!!

heyBJK said...

Wonderful shot, Coy! We haven't had any RWB this winter.

Bearly Alyssa said...

A friend of mine was asking today if anyone had seen them around yet (Upstate NY), no one had...but she'd heard that they were back early...due to our mild temps and total lack of snow. If you have them in PA, I guess we can expect to see them in our neck o' the woods soon enough!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Great shot of a beautiful bird. We didn't go on many road trips the last time home so we didn't see these. We usually see plenty of them out in the country.

Elaine said...

Beautiful capture!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Wonderful capture. I haven't seen any of those in our parts, but we have black crows with green eyes that I wish would head north.