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"Red-winged Blackbird"
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus):    Wilson, in his 1832 publication "American Ornithology" (vol.II), refers to the Red-winged Blackbird as the "Red-winged Starling".   "... The Red-winged Starling is nine inches long, and fourteen inches in extent; the general colour is a glossy black, with the exception of the whole lesser wing-coverts, the first, or lower row of which is a reddish cream colour, the rest a rich and splendid scarlet ..."

 
January ... Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2008, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge
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Red-winged Blackbird, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 25, 2008.

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January ... Vancouver Lake, Washington ...

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Red-winged Blackbird, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and gray and under the trees. Image taken January 28, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


February ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington ...

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Red-winged Blackbird, male, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Late afternoon sunny winter day. Along LaFramboise Road. Image taken February 9, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


February ... King's Pond, Vancouver, Washington ...

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Red-winged Blackbird, male, King's Pond, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken February 20, 2010. Canon Rebel T1i, 300mm.


... reflection ...

Image, 2010, King's Pond, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Red-winged Blackbird, male, King's Pond, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken February 20, 2010. Canon Rebel T1i, 300mm.


February ... Sauvie Island, Oregon ...

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Red-winged Blackbird, female, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken February 21, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


March ... King's Pond, Vancouver, Washington ...

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Red-winged Blackbird, female (left) and male (right), Kings Pond, Vancouver, Washington. Left image taken March 10, 2011. Right image taken April 8, 2011. Fuji s200exr.


March ... Sauvie Island, Oregon ...

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Red-winged Blackbird, female, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Red-winged Blackbird, female, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


April ... Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2011, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Red-winged Blackbird, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Nice sunny spring day. Image taken April 12, 2011. Canon Rebel 60d, 200z.


April ... King's Pond, Vancouver, Washington ...

Image, 2009, King's Pond, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Red-winged Blackbird, male, King's Pond, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken April 30, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


May ... King's Pond, Vancouver, Washington ...

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Red-winged Blackbird, male (left) and female (right), King's Pond, Vancouver, Washington. Left image taken May 2, 2009, Canon EOS 40d, 400mm. Right image taken April 28, 2009. Canon Rebel XSi, 300z.
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Red-winged Blackbird, male, King's Pond, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 2, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


May ... King's Pond, Vancouver, Washington ...

Image, 2009, King's Pond, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Red-winged Blackbird, male, King's Pond, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 2, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Red-winged Blackbird, male, King's Pond, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 2, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


May ... Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington ...

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Red-winged Blackbird, male (left) and female (right), Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Image taken May 18, 2011. Canon Rebel t2i, 300mm.


June ... Lacamas Lake, Washington ...

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Red-winged Blackbird, male, Lacamas Lake, Washington. Image taken June 2, 2009. Canon Rebel XTi, 300z.


June ... Nisqually NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2012, Nisqually NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Red-winged Blackbird, female, Nisqually NWR, Washington. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel T2i, 300mm with 1.4.



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