Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Yellow-Headed Blackbirds

When I first saw this scene I thought these were flowers, especially because we have so many yellow and orange flowers blooming around here.  But they're yellow-headed blackbirds!  I had never seen this species before so I had to consult my bird book.  They make their nests in wetland reeds, so they're right at  home here at the edge of the Yolo Basin.  I was interested to learn that the female is more brownish with just a little bit of yellow, so these are all males.

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