Blackbird displaying

P1050032 (Custom)It’s easy to get an Egyptian-style picture of male Red-winged Blackbirds — one side, one eye only.  The holy grail of blackbird photography is to get it head-on, showing both wings with their spectacular epaulets.  I got lucky this afternoon.  This guy let out a most heartfelt call and spread both wings wide as part of the effort.  If I were a female blackbird I would have fallen for him immediately; he’s an impressive bird.


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