18 thoughts on “Yellow Headed Blackbird

  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Nice capture, Mike. We had a very handsome yellow headed blackbird male come through here a couple of weeks ago – I guess on his way up to you. How nice to have them up there!

    1. Hi Mary, the males are sure lookers and I do love their song and singing. When we went out to their habitat a week ago there were only a few around so they should be passing by you on their way up here as I write this.

  2. Nice photo! Just became acquainted yesterday with this fellow on the bird calendar my son sent me for Mother’s Day, and I find him here today! Awesome!

    1. Hi and thanks for the feedback. The Yellow-headed Black Bird was new to us just a few years ago as well so we are glad to help to introduce you to it. Both the males and females are very handsome birds and the males are quite the songsters. Hope you have a great day and thanks again for the comments.

  3. As someone living in the UK, Mike, all your photographs of American wildlife are utterly fascinating. I am forced to wonder what the earliest European settlers made of this apparently endless variety.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi and thanks for the thoughts. When we go out and about we also ponder a similar questions but on a somewhat shorter time scale as to what it looked like perhaps just 100 years ago before the western US was settled. Where we see 100’s of birds there must have been thousands. It must have been amazing. When we get excited about seeing a few birds or an Elk for example they were probably present in droves. Sometimes you just wish you were able to be a time traveler just to see what was once there. Anyway thanks for the feedback as we really appreciate it and have a wonderful day.

    1. Thanks Belinda, they were new to me up until a few years ago as well. Close to home we only have Red-Winged Black Birds but only an hour or two away the Yellow-Headed are very numerous.

    1. Hi, although I have been told the song of the males is a somewhat acquired taste I really annoy it and can’t wait for spring to arrive to hear them squawking their hearts out for a mate. Thanks for the feedback as we really appreciate it. Hope they return to your area again this summer and enjoy the show.

  4. Travel Nurse April

    Beautiful bird and photography. Great composition. I love photographing birds, but they are not the easiest models.

    1. HI, yes birds are wonderful to photograph and perhaps more fussy models than even the most fussy fashion model in Paris. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for the feedback as we really appreciate it.

    1. Hi Patti, thanks for finding us and leaving a bit of feedback. Birding is a hobby/activity we enjoy and we really just like being outdoors and taking time to notice what our world consists of and birds are indeed a part of it all. Hope your week is going well and thanks again for stopping by.

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