What a flamboyant bird! The male “woodie” comes with over 6 different colours – red, metallic purplish-green, white stripes, patches of yellow, dark red, black and blue. The hen is less conspicuous. She has some beautiful brown and white flecked feathers with blue under her wings and a distinctive teardrop-shaped white eye patch and a whitish […]
Even though the red-winged blackbird is one of the most abundant birds in North America, the female often goes unrecognized or is even mistaken for a large sparrow.
So here she is. Isn’t she beautiful!
I took this photo with my 70-300 mm lens at 290 mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/500 sec.
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