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Michelle Potter
posted on March 17th 2010 at 12:02AM CST

Wow — what a beautiful bird! I have never seen a black bird with red on the wings like that before!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 12:05AM CST

Oh yes, it is SUPER common around here, you can learn more about the red-winged blackbird via all about birds!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 12:22AM CST

They have such an amazing flash of color reminds me of being a kid and visiting the pond nearby my grandmothers farm where they nested. They have flown by my home now and then over the years.

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:07PM CST

Oh I think they are such pretty birds! I am always attracted to brightly colored birds, we plan on installing a bird feeder into the backyard soon!

Shannon
posted on March 17th 2010 at 12:23AM CST

This is so beautiful. I am not an expert (in fact I know nothing about photography!), but you appear to be very talented.

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:07PM CST

Aww thank you so much!!! That means a lot to me!

Red Lotus Mama
posted on March 17th 2010 at 12:49AM CST

Great photos! I could hear the song in my head as I looked at them.

Happy WW!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:08PM CST

Thank you! I am a HUGE Beatles fan.

Keeshia
posted on March 17th 2010 at 12:52AM CST

Wow that bird is beautiful! <3 Great shots miss

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:09PM CST

Yay thank you!!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 1:20AM CST

Very nice photo. I love how the red pops against the black bird. And happy birthday to your brother!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:09PM CST

Aw thank you! I wasn’t able to get ahold of him today sadly, but I’m sure he had some green beer at least!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 3:16AM CST

fantabulous blog and fantastic post!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:09PM CST

Thank you so much, that is so sweet!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 3:52AM CST

Great photo of the blackbird in flight. You managed to get it in focus nicely.

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:11PM CST

Thank you! I still wish I had gotten even closer but I was wearing the baby at the time and I’m fairly certain the bird would have flown off if I approached with the raptor baby lol.

posted on March 17th 2010 at 5:34AM CST

Nice series. We have red-winged blackbirds around here, but I’ve never seen them in my yard.

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:11PM CST

I don’t see them in our yard so much but see them a LOT at the parks around here.

posted on March 17th 2010 at 6:02AM CST

I especially love that third one, with that splash of red.

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:11PM CST

Thank you!

Melissa Mashburn
posted on March 17th 2010 at 7:17AM CST

Those were terrific photos of the black bird

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:17PM CST

Awesome, thank you!

Ms. Latina
posted on March 17th 2010 at 8:46AM CST

What beautiful pictures. I love how you caught it in mid flight! What camera do you use btw?

Happy WW!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:17PM CST

I recently switched to the Nikon D90 after using the D50 for four years!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 10:43AM CST

Just seeing the Black Bird reminds me so much of The Beatles. Love your shots. Happy WW!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:16PM CST

I’m so glad! I am a HUGE Beatles and Lennon fan!

The Ranting Mommy
posted on March 17th 2010 at 12:54PM CST

Did he finally take off and fly??!! Love the shots!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:16PM CST

Thank you! Oh yes, there was a LOT of them at the nature museum that day, this fella was the only one that wasn’t flying around so much!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 2:03PM CST

These pictures are so pretty! I love them!

A few summers ago I had to do a lot of driving between my town and a neighboring town and I would always see hawks and these weird black birds with red wings… but the red always seemed to be on the underside of the wing.

Anyway, I’ve wondered about them for a while. Glad you posted about them!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:15PM CST

Thank you so much! Oh yes, a few years ago I had NO clue what kind of bird it was, so I took it upon myself to research them a bit since they are so local!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 2:26PM CST

Great photos! Any tips for photographing birds? I’ve been dying to get some shots of the zillions of Cardinals that hang out in our yard.

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:14PM CST

Hmm for tips, telephoto lens, tripod if possible, and patience!! OMG the Cardinal is one of my FAVORITE birds. We have a female and male that tend to hang around our backyard every so often, love it!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 3:07PM CST

What a handsome fellow!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:13PM CST

I know right!! There actually was a lot out that day!

The Drama Mama
posted on March 17th 2010 at 5:31PM CST

That is a really pretty bird! Absolutely stunning shots, too!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:12PM CST

Thank you! I love the coloring especially against the black! Such a classic combination with the red!

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:16PM CST

Beautiful and elegant bird.

posted on March 17th 2010 at 11:18PM CST

I completely agree! I love the coloring so much!

Caity
posted on March 19th 2010 at 12:08PM CST

Absolutely gorgeous. The blog title is sad, though. I hope you’re feeling better, hun.

posted on March 21st 2010 at 2:00AM CST

Thank you! Oh the title is from a great Beatles song ;)

Ashley
posted on March 26th 2010 at 5:13PM CST

Oh my gosh I haven’t seen a Red Wing Blackbird in so long! Very pretty!

posted on March 26th 2010 at 5:15PM CST

Thank you so much!!

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