Up in the northwest corner of the park, the Red-winged Blackbirds have set up their party room and nursery. But they’re not the only ones reproducing the species in that area. Sharing the fennel forest with the blackbirds are some of the House Finches. I saw males chasing females with obvious intent there, and others advertising their sterling qualities from the tops of fennel stalks, just the way that the blackbird males do. If the blackbirds felt crowded by the finches’ presence, they didn’t show it. The two species seemed to completely ignore one another. And why not? There’s plenty of fennel to go around.
- Solo Scoter Female