Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Agelaius phoeniceus phoeniceus
Chapman Mills Conservation Area, Nepean, Ontario
23 May 2008
On my lunch break one afternoon I headed out to the nearby conservation area to enjoy the warmer weather. Unfortunately it was an overcast day, but it was nice to be out of the office for awhile, so I didn't mind.
I must have been a little too close to an unseen nest, because the red-wings were not pleased with my presence there. This male was making a high-pitched call, alerting every other blackbird in the area that I was snooping around. I took a couple of great close-ups before leaving them alone.
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