I also thought you might like these pics of Red-Winged Blackbird hens...Lynn
Turns out she was going after
little green worms on the Shagbark Hickory.
As one of the most common, widespread, and numerous birds in North America, little is done to protect red-winged blackbirds from the effects of development. They thrive in wetland areas but it is likely that this species will begin to feed more at bird feeding stations with the loss of natural habitat.
Her brood almost didn't make it
when the water in the pond rose 3 feet+.
However, red-wing blackbirds have also been known to cause agricultural damage due to their colonial roosting habits and taste for grain products.
After breeding season is over for red-wings, they will begin to gather in flocks of all male or all female birds. Northern populations will begin to migrate south to the southern United States and Central America as early as August.
|Here's one of the fledgelings- Lynn|
- Red-winged Blackbird facts http://bit.ly/yQPs61
- Blackbird Battle http://bit.ly/xFsHIN
- Red-winged blackbirds attack hawk http://bit.ly/yaudwu
- Watch for the Red-winged Blackbird to announce spring http://goo.gl/ADQLp3