The Travels of Tug 44

Red-Winged Blackbird

The Red-Winged Blackbird is the most common bird in North America, with 250 million breeding pairs in peak years, but they are often overlooked.   high-res

This one is a male, he's showing off his colorful shoulder patches. The females are a non-descript brown color without the red and yellow markings.   high-res

Here he is again, sitting on a grass hummock in a swamp ... a section of abandoned Old Champlain Canal in Fort Edward. He's looking for bugs ... lots and lots of bugs ... and seeds & berries.   high-res

Suddenly this Red-Winged Blackbird flies off, flashing his red and yellow patches. Real pretty little critter.   high-res

The Red-Winged Blackbird, the most common bird in North America.

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