where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry
June 3, 2017 § 12 Comments
on red wings
Tagged: arrival, bird, black bird, entrance, flight, fly, marsh, outdoors, red winged black bird, reeds, stage, stage directions, summer, swoop
Great shot catching a red-winged in flight. I tried the other day and wasn’t so successful.
The mixture of old and new growth is the perfect background for this beauty.
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Magnificent! I’ve tried to photograph red-wings many times and never got a shot this good!
What a beautiful bird Catherine! Do you know what kind it is? 🙂 ❤
Natalie, This is a red winged black bird. A common delight in these parts.
Thanks. It’s one beautiful bird! I’ve never seen one before😊❤️
I agree with shoreacres about the background, but that also makes me think: these beautiful birds must live in “the country,” right? (Never seen one here in the suburbs) And do they nest near the ground? If not, it is curious to see this one flying so low. Or am I mis-seeing?
They like marshes especially and you often see them perched on a reed or cattail. They nest low often in the marsh amongst the reeds. This particular one was swooping away from the marsh and his cattail perch.
Love these birds. Great title, too
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