Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Thursday April 2, 2020 B is for Blackbird!

2020 A to Z Challenge!
B is for the Red-winged Blackbird!

One of the most abundant birds across North America, and one of the most boldly colored, the Red-winged Blackbird is a familiar sight atop cattails, along soggy roadsides, and on telephone wires. Glossy-black males have scarlet-and-yellow shoulder patches they can puff up or hide depending on how confident they feel. Females are a subdued, streaky brown, almost like a large, dark sparrow. Their early and tumbling song are happy indications of the return of spring.
One of my all time favorite bird calls!

Have a great day!



  1. I enjoy the song of the red winged blackbird. My grandparents lived by a creek and marsh and they were plentiful there.

  2. Birds are amazing! I shall follow your blog. Thank you for visiting Sue's Trifles.

  3. I've never seen a red winged blackbird. That little splash of colour contrasts beautifully with the glossy black feathers. Suddenly the Beatles are singing me a song!

  4. What a cute bird! Our blackbirds over here in Europe don't have the fancy shoulder patches...
    Fun theme!

    The Multicolored Diary

  5. I love the video. Thank you for sharing this is amazing. Love the information. <3

  6. It's so nice to see so many different birds!
    All that i can see around my house are a bunch of pigeons that keep shitting everywhere, crows, and occasionally bulbuls
    Happy Blogging :)
    B is for Betrayal

  7. We have both red wing and solid black here. The red wings are in the field areas, out of town. The town and neighborhood birds are the solid. I wonder why that is?

  8. Beautiful birds, and a pretty song. Thank you, getting to listen made my evening.

  9. None of our blackbirds have pretty wings like that!

  10. The red-winged blackbirds' song is one of my favorites, too. It cheers me up every time I hear it. As a child I associated it with being out in the country, but now I have plenty of them in my suburban garden. (But there is a reservoir nearby, so that's probably why they're happy here.)
    Black and White (Words and Pictures)