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Yellow Headed Blackbird

Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 5 July 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The male Yellow Headed Blackbird. You saw the female a while back on a Silly Tuesday shot. Here is the male. They sure do look odd in comparison to other species. Such a bright yellow head and black body. They also have white shoulders visible when in flight.

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Martine from Brest, France

Magnifique prise !

5 Jul 2009 6:11am

@Martine: Thank you

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is very well done Lee! Excellent detail and DOF! Another 5-star contribution... ;-)

5 Jul 2009 11:34am

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you Eric.

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

splendid shot with clarity and DOF

5 Jul 2009 1:13pm

@Vachel: Thank you

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful capture

5 Jul 2009 2:24pm

@Didier DE ZAN: Thank you

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Nice shot Lee. I've never seen one of these before so thank you for showing it.

5 Jul 2009 2:54pm

@Sarah: You are welcome Sarah.

zOOm from Paris, France

Very smart and elegant indeed. Can't miss him !

5 Jul 2009 3:19pm

@zOOm: You are right, that yellow head stands out like a sore thumb.

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

BEAUTIFUL, lovely bird !

5 Jul 2009 4:35pm

@MARIANA: Thank you

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cool bird - must be the sports model of the bird world. ;-)

5 Jul 2009 4:58pm

@B. Thomas: I never thpught of it that way. That's a good one.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Never have seen one of these; he's a handsome bird, for sure. And with that bright yellow, he's no doubt a flashy kind of fellow.

5 Jul 2009 9:30pm

@Viewfinder: They are quite common. And yes they are quite flashy. They also have white shoulders visible in flight.

Baby Sis from Canada

Never seen these birds before, awesome shot.

5 Jul 2009 9:41pm

@Baby Sis: Thank you. They are a western species more so than eastern.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful catch Lee....and really like the reeds or grass that it's attempting to hide in!!!

6 Jul 2009 1:45am

@Susan: Thank you.

eva from Rouen, France

Gorgeous ! Perfect !

6 Jul 2009 6:34am

@eva: Thank you

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

A proud bird indeed! Awesome shot

6 Jul 2009 12:51pm

@mohkum: Thank you

Elora from Genoa, Italy

Beautiful bird and I really like you choice of frame here :)

6 Jul 2009 1:57pm

@Elora: Thank you

Vinman from Essex, United Kingdom

Very nice composition and depth of field Lee.

6 Jul 2009 7:56pm

@Vinman: Thank you Steve.

BIG SiS and brother-inlaw from Petawawa Ontario, Canada

Hi; Lee Sorry computer was down, nice shot, how would this bird compare in size to a Blue Jay ? He looks small against the grass ?

6 Jul 2009 11:56pm

@BIG SiS and brother-inlaw: This bird is about the same size as a blue jay. A little bigger than a redwing blackbird.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old Pembroke dock boy,Wales), Germany

What can I say,another stunning bird shot !! Great stuff !!

7 Jul 2009 8:29am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: MAny thanks Anthony.

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Oh Lee, this is just wonderful. Bravo.

8 Jul 2009 5:46am

@MontereyJohn: Thanks John.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Gorgeous! The way the grasses frame this beautiful bird really makes this a fine art photograph.

9 Jul 2009 4:57am

@Tracy: Thanks Tracy. It took a while but I managed to convince it to pose ther for me. LOL.

Denise from Duncannon, United States

What a wonderful shot! Never saw one of these.

9 Jul 2009 12:17pm

@Denise: Thank you Denise. They are quite common.