Saturday, April 14, 2012

Guess Who?

Most beginning birders would have a difficult time identifying this bird if they were to see it alone.  The reason being, she looks nothing like her mate, who is totally black except for the red slashes on his wings, making it easy to identify as the Red-winged Blackbird. We saw a many pairs of these Red-winged Blackbirds today during an impromptu birding trip at Jackson-Frazier Wetland in Corvallis. Seen together it was easy to make the identification.  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! I did not realize that. We watched 2 of these hopping around in one of our trees @ work early yesterday & there just happened to be a male red wing hopping around in the same tree. Hmm, I wonder what was going on?