The Red-winged Blackbird Star
He was not shy. The red winged-blackbird is a handsome passerine in the colorful Icteridae family. I think their most common sound is weirder but many professionals hear teeree. They also have a dit sound. I caught this fellow's show at Flaming Geyser park just outside Auburn, WA.
January 21, 2018. He cried like a baby. Not over my pictures, though they didn't turn out the best. I'm not sure if he was making a mating call or what. But I found him by his cry. This star was at Flaming Geyser Park. My dog Katie and I were walking for her pleasure and I tried to get a little birding in. The red breasted sapsucker was a natural diva with his active pecking and calling. I was just the camera crew.
Some parking lot beauties.
Robins of Flaming Geyser, Winter of 2018
Mirror Images of a killdeer and a duck
The Violet Green Swallow
A mystery bird
I took this photo at Flaming Geyser park. My first thought was that the bird was a robin because of it's size and proximity to other robins. Then I realized it wasn't so. The yellow eyebrow was one hint. The wing pattern was another. What do you think?
Canada Geese family
I love Canada Geese. They may be my favorite birds. At the least they're in the top 5. They are family oriented. They mate for life, and don't always re-mate when their other half passes away. Parents raise their young together, and families stay together. You'll see in the slideshow below that this is a multi generation gaggle of Canada Geese.
All photos copy write Pamela Murrey