Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Red-Winged Blackbirds on Foggy Fences


When I visited the Laguna last week I saw an abundance of Red-winged Blackbirds. I wondered whether they already had spring feelings. The males were active, calling their unique call and spreading their wings so that the red parts were very well visible.



It was a very foggy morning, but that didn't keep them from flying around and making a lot of "noise". I actually like their call; it's very unique. You can listen to it here.

This photo is completely blurry, however, I wanted to show you what it looks like when these birds fly - isn't the red of their wings just amazing?


They were not only sitting on fence posts but also on the dried up plants in the Laguna - perfect perches for them.


Can you see the fence back there in the fog?


I'm linking up with Theresa's Good Fences over at the Run A Round Ranch.




23 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

These birds used to be quite common here but I haven't seen one for a very long time. They are so beautiful, it was nice to see that they are still thriving.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Red-winged Blackbirds looks gorgeous! Great photos! Thanks for sharing. :)

Elephant's Child said...

Such a stylish (and musical) charmer. I do love them - thank you.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Das ist ein sehr schöner Vogel und er hat sich einen perfekten Hintergrund für die Fotosession ausgesucht. :)
Meine Favoriten sind das zweite (wegen dem Rost;) und die beiden letzten.
Wunderschön gemacht Carola! :))
Liebe Grüße
【ツ】Knipsa

Bethany Carson said...

Beautiful shots of the redwing and the fog! Redwings are some of my favorite birds, since they have such lovely songs!

TexWisGirl said...

i like these shots very much! perfect harbingers of spring!

Karen S. said...

What a pretty and magical day for birding!

Linda Kay said...

Aren't they just such distinct and lovely birds. The fog makes them even more interesting.

Laurie said...

I've never seen this bird before....what a handsome fellow! Great photos!

Margaret Adamson said...

the black and red of these birds stand out against the fog.

Cheri said...

No such birds around here - my those bright red spots make for such visual interest in your photos!

Andrea Priebe said...

Wow, Carola, these are great pictures of the male and he is clearly feeling his spring oats. Our males are just starting to show up at our feeders and the females will arrive in a couple of weeks ... then we will get the red wing display. I would be thrilled if I could catch them as well as you have here. What luck that they were sitting on a fence so they would fit perfectly in "Good Fences". Great job ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Ruth Kelly said...

We very seldom get any fog and I have never seen a red winged blackbird. Very pretty.

Michelle said...

The 6th photo is my favorite. Very nice!

Felicia said...

such pretty birds and their red wings are so neat.

wonderful foggy images.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I like them...they live down near the lake in W.V., but they try to keep me from getting nice pics.
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John's Island said...

The red wing is such a beautiful bird. Sure enjoyed the photos and thank you for sharing.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Glorious!!! One of my favorite birds. Their song and colors...just too magical. And your misty scenes as backdrop are perfection.

Nina said...

Great captures of this special bird, Carola!
I have never seen it before - those red wings are just calling for attention :)
Happy Sunday to you,
Nina

EG CameraGirl said...

This guy really wants the females to notice his beautiful red! :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

This reminds me that I need to get out to our local coastside trail where the redwing black birds hang out.
Just beautiful.
Rinda

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the song of the red wing blackbirds as it's one of the first to return here after the winter. They aren't here yet but I'm watching every day now for flocks of blackbirds to return. I like the foggy background in your photos. Pretty.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

ohhhh what a very coool bird with that fabulous red sticking out like that.
super shots!