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Urk-a-ree [Wordless Wednesday]

Red-winged Blackbird

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22 responses

  1. What a beautiful shot, Tom! Happy WW! Urk-a-ree!

    23 April 2008 at 6:51 am

  2. Yesterday, I saw a bird do that high up in a Sycamore tree. It’s great that you were able to capture the moment for me.

    23 April 2008 at 9:00 am

  3. Love that shot!

    23 April 2008 at 9:23 am

  4. Jochen

    Yes, yes, yes, the most amazing bird songs of them all!!

    23 April 2008 at 9:57 am

  5. I love the red-wings! they have the best song!

    23 April 2008 at 10:18 am

  6. Some birds don’t want to be seen, but not the Red-winged blackbird. It’s as if they are calling you to look at their pretty wings. I always thought their call sounded like, “look at me!” Great shot!

    23 April 2008 at 11:01 am

  7. You captured the red-winged blackbird in all its Spring glory!

    23 April 2008 at 12:07 pm

  8. Oooooooooh. Someone’s agitated!

    23 April 2008 at 12:18 pm

  9. How can they do that? What great balance.

    23 April 2008 at 1:43 pm

  10. Wonderful capture!

    23 April 2008 at 2:22 pm

  11. Great shot! Love it!

    23 April 2008 at 4:52 pm

  12. Marg

    The “true” Sound of Spring!
    love that shot (and sound)

    23 April 2008 at 5:20 pm

  13. Great shot. We’ve had some hanging around but their red is not nearly as brilliant.

    23 April 2008 at 9:19 pm

  14. Lisa at Greenbow

    Isn’t he handsome. It is so difficult to get a picture of this very common bird. Good job.

    23 April 2008 at 9:20 pm

  15. Great action shot – perfectly poised!

    23 April 2008 at 9:39 pm

  16. Great capture of a call picture! I love when their body puffs up right before they shout!

    23 April 2008 at 10:25 pm

  17. Moe

    What a great shot! LOVE the phonetic “urk-a-ree,” too. “Urk-a-ree” means 9:00 o’clock, for me (Audubon clock)!

    23 April 2008 at 10:32 pm

  18. Looks like that guy’s just winding up! Happy WW.

    23 April 2008 at 11:56 pm

  19. Wow now there would be my lifer!

    24 April 2008 at 3:29 am

  20. @Pam – thanks!
    @ Joan – very cool and glad you enjoyed!
    @ Liza – thanks
    @ Jochen – they are fun for sure!
    @ Sherri – thanks and they do have a nice song!
    @ Linda – except the female Red-winged . . . she is almost never seen! There are many different ways of understanding bird song! I like “Look at me”!
    @ Bird Girl – Thanks and sure is!
    @ Lana – LOL, exactly!
    @ Trixie – I have always wondered that myself!
    @ Birdfreak – thanks
    @ Kathiesbirds – thanks
    @ Marg- I think spring is finally here!
    @ Zen – Thanks andthis bird was really showing her red!
    @ Lisa – Sure is and they can be hard to photograph! Thanks
    @ Shelley – Thanks
    @ Chicago – Thanks and I think it was about to vocalize!
    @ Moe – Thanks and I have it on my clock also! LOL
    @ Bobbie – they are fun to watch! Thanks
    @ aullori – lifer, how cool!

    24 April 2008 at 7:34 am

  21. Wonderful photo! I can hear him!
    How fun.

    24 April 2008 at 2:49 pm

  22. I knew that call the minute you had it written up there, I remember so many late spring days going to a local pond and fishing with that sound from the red-winged black bird echoing thru out the day.!!

    25 April 2008 at 3:04 pm

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