Red-Winged Blackbird

Tonight while driving home from work I saw a couple of red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) flitting around on the side of the road.

Red Wing Blackbird, Angry Bird, High Park, Toronto, Canada, Bird Attack, Bird flying into headWhenever I see red-winged blackbirds I always have good memories. I would often see them while driving across country in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska on the way to visit customers.

They remind me of the great outdoors and wide open spaces.

Byron Highway, Long Commute, Horrid Commute, Commute Bypass, Altamont WreckI do see them occasionally here in California along the highways, but not as often as I would back in the Midwest.

Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus, Toronto Zoo, Canadian Domain, PasserineI am also reminded of a visit that I made to the Toronto Zoo where I was able to catch an nice picture of a red-winged blackbird.

It is rare that I have a chance to capture a picture of one as I normally only see them while driving.

High Park, Toronto, Canada, Grenadier Pond, Spring, TreesThe first picture in the post was also taken in Toronto. I was visiting High Park with my friend John and was attacked by a red-winged blackbird.

Evidently I must have been near the bird’s nest. The bird flew into my head from behind.

See: Angry Birds

SR-71 Blackbird, Lockheed, Castle Air Force Base, Atwater California, Fastest JetOf course, I also think of this Blackbird when ever I see a red-winged blackbird. I took this picture the day I met some of my best friends.


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