Redwing blackbirds

Female redwing blackbird perched on a dried reed

Came upon this grouchy female redwing blackbird while hiking. Must have been a nest nearby, there was much scolding.

Male redwing blackbird perched on a cattail reed in the middle of a green marsh

I was lucky the male wasn’t around, who protect their nests much more aggressively. Later on I did spot a male hanging out on a bird house.

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