Sure Sign of Spring

One of the sure signs of spring is the male Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus), perched and singing. Lately, my covered front porch has been taken over by a large group of red-winged blackbirds, feeding from my sunflower bird feeders. The photographs below were taken while I was photographing at Green Cay Wetlands in Florida, but the scene on my front porch is looking very similarly!

Red-winged Blackbird singing

Red-winged Blackbird singing

Red-winged Blackbird singing

Looking forward to getting the kayak back out (if I can find some places with sufficient water!) and photographing them as they display and sing along the waterways.

Photography Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6, IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/5 – f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/20 sec. – 1/40 sec.

 

 

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