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Red-Winged Blackbird


Red-Winged Blackbird
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H50
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-20 19:40
Viewed: 2880
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These male Red-Winged Blackbirds are famous for keeping predators away from the females nest. What I found strange though was that they also seemed to be protecting the Virginia Rails that were running around the cattails. See my previous posts for that bird.

note: cropped and focused slightly

Breeding and Nesting:
Red-winged Blackbird: Three to five pale blue green eggs marked with dark brown and purple are laid in a well-made cup of marsh grass or reeds and attached to emergent vegetation or built in a marsh shrub. Incubation ranges from 11 to 12 days and is carried out by the female.

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hello Trevor

excellent photo of the male Red-Winged Blackbird launching his cry,
with fine POV, excellent sharpness and details of the plumage, TFS

Asbed

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