Songs of spring

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Ahhh…the return of the Yellow Headed Blackbirds and their wonderful squeaky-raucous chorus making a walk around the local wetlands a wonderful springtime ritual.
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“With a golden head, a white patch on black wings, and a call that sounds like a rusty farm gate opening, the Yellow-headed Blackbird demands your attention.”
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That description from the Cornell Lab of Orinthology pretty much sums up these wonderful birds. Every spring we sit, listen and love to photograph the males belting out their tunes. If you have never heard these guys sing it is a sound you will not soon forget.

5 thoughts on “Songs of spring

  1. How fortunate you have these birds in your area, and even more fortunate that you take the time to appreciate their many gifts, Mike. Fantastic photos of a very special bird.

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