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Old 03-26-2011, 06:48 PM   #31
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I like them too, and your shot of the action! The splash of red on their wings is so cool!
Thank you. I was thrilled when I saw that I actually caught the action...and it was cool to see a still of their wings in different positions all displaying the red...that is something I wouldn't have seen with the naked eye.
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A rooster in hot pursuit of a female.
Great shots, havalotta.

I like the jaunt in his step.

...Somehow the males always look almost fake to me...the coloring and smoothness just looks painted on--especially in the crisp light of your shot.
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dap, I saw a bird that looked just like a red-winged blackbird down here (FL) but instead of red, it had white bands! I have no idea what it was!
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dap, I saw a bird that looked just like a red-winged blackbird down here (FL) but instead of red, it had white bands! I have no idea what it was!
How cool is that! Maybe someone here will know what it is...and tell us.
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Red wings are one of my all time favorites (Along with the cedar waxwings)....I really enjoy their song. Look at meeeeeeeee
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...I really enjoy their song. Look at meeeeeeeee
Yes, I'm enjoying their song...makes me think it is spring, despite the temperatures and large patches of *crunchy* snow left on the newly crusty/frozen ground.
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dap, I saw a bird that looked just like a red-winged blackbird down here (FL) but instead of red, it had white bands! I have no idea what it was!
Perhaps a migrating bobolink - Bobolink, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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I could see that as being what Sage might have seen. I resembles them quite close.
Boy Oh boy did my lovebird ever enjoy listening to its trill in that link. I have to go back and play it a few more time for him. It really livened him up. He's chirping his little heart out...
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hahaha, havalotta, I play them for Cookie too!

But no, it wasn't a Bobolink...head was alll black, bird was all black except for white where the red band would be. :::scratching head:::
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It sounds like a lark bunting but the maps say wrong area. I saw a lark bunting here in the Chicago area about 10 years or more ago beneath some shrubs. Not once since though. Smaller than a redwing, but not little like a sparrow.
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