Saturday, April 23, 2011

Camera Critter #159

A recent trip to the sewage pond area north of town gave me a number of opportunities to image some critters I haven’t seen in a while.

Among those critters were Brewer’s Blackbirds.  I equate these birds with Red-winged Blackbirds, or even Yellow-headed Blackbirds.  They aren’t a nuisance as other ‘blackbirds’ are.  And I think the color sheen they have is beautiful.

The male Brewer’s Blackbird has a nice purple sheen to its head as can be seen below.

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However, the female Brewer’s Blackbird is a dull, almost colorless critter.

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However, they do make a nice pair.

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10 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Nice shots of the blackbird couple, The sewage ponds seem to be great places for birding.

Misty Dawn said...

Any bird with a purple sheen is beautiful ;-)

cat said...

I think they are really pretty in their own way :)

Gary said...

But when the sun catches them they're beauties. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG Wow said...

I like the sheen of their feathers.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!
Please come and see my critters, thanks!

BJ Roan said...

I like the shine. Very nice!

ladyfi said...

What a nice contrast they make together.

Mama Zen said...

He does have a lovely sheen!