Thursday, March 19, 2009

Red-Winged Blackbird

If you have a cattail marsh, wet meadow, shoreline scrub, etc., you will most likely have these blackbirds in abundance. Their red shoulder patch is edged in yellow, with the yellow edge sometimes hidden from view. They nest in colonies, along shorelines or among cattails. Some of their favorite food sources are seeds and grains, insects, and invertebrates. Red-winged blackbirds also visit feeders.

Male Red-Winged Blackbird.


  1. Hi Dale, I'm Shelley's friend ... we met briefly at Paula's house. Your blog is wonderful! You are a talented nature photographer. I really learned a lot ... egrets in TX? Who knew? Keep up the great work!

  2. Hi, Adrienne! Glad you stopped by. Thank you for doing so, and for your comments. I am learning a lot, too. :) You are likely to see the Egrets at any of the area lakes in the summer.

    We first saw the Great Egrets at MediPark. It's a challenge to get shots of them fishing or with a fish in their mouths. They strike fast. The ones in my post below were taken at the lake in SE Park.

    The Snowy Egret was taken in Llano Cemetery.

    Thanks again!

  3. Fabulous photographs.
    I love birds......
    From my home tweet home to yours with much love
    Love builds the nicest nest.
    Love Jeanne

    love to you and your bride

  4. I love the look of these birds, but they usually show up with a hundred starling friends and take over everything in the yard. Grest close up shot.