The dynamic duo starring in this post each have a splash of attention-grabbing red!
Let’s start with the Red-winged Blackbirds, who have been out in full force lately. These fellows are not quite comfortable coming close when I am standing outside with my camera. I have to look away and pretend not to see them so they think they are sneaking in. This first one came swooping down, but didn’t stay long since his arrival coincided with that of a hungry Blue Jay.
A second Red-winged came soon after. He landed, looked about, and then helped himself to a quick snack.
Unlike the Blackbirds, the Red-bellied Woodpeckers in my backyard don’t seem to mind my presence at all.
They fly right in, scoop up some Bark Butter, and let any rivals know they are not welcome.
I think I have more “tongue sticking out” pictures of these birds than any other!