Wednesday, March 16, 2016

What You Can Find Within a Common Grackle Group

The interesting thing to me, about seeing a flock is  the delight in finding Red-winged Blackbirds mixed among them. The flocks are often very flighty and sensitive to any movement on my part behind the camera, but when they lift in flight that is when the camera might catch a glimpse of red epaulets of   the male Red-winged Blackbird wings.
For example a study of the picture below revealed eight male Red-winged Blackbirds in flight mixed among this Grackle flock!

I have cropped a few of the Red Wings out separately for you to view.
 The red on the wings of a Blackbird are an outstanding sighting! Hopefully I will find more soon.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love seeing the Red-wings in flight. They look beautiful. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Lowcarb team member said...

Don't those red-wing look good in flight!

All the best Jan