Red winged Blackbirds

I just had fun taking pictures of the sunrise as I made my way to the end of the Vermilion Road, was hopping to see some Red winged Blackbirds The last few times I was there, no sound or sight of the birds. I looked at the cattails as my cold hands from the early morning shoot were getting warmer, no sight or any sound of the birds. I started to make my way home when I heard a "click" sound, smile came across my face as I turned around and looked in the direction of the cattails, there was a male Red winged Blackbird.

 Top of a single cattail, showing its l black body with the bright red shoulders. Putting out the calls and putting on the pose to let all other males know this was its territory and not to come near. About ten minutes later a female came onto the scene. There was a distance of 8 to 10 meters between the two birds, and I in the middle to the side taking pictures of both. The female after few minutes went from the top of the cattails to somewhere at the bottom. Soon the male followed, but not for long, as it was back perched on the top. I spent few more minutes listening to the male, it did not have to defend its territory that morning from other males, I with my just solid blue jacket parted its domain.

Until next moment,