Male Red-winged Blackbird in Jericho Park

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Red-winged Blackbird (male) | Carouge à épaulette | Agelaius phoeniceus: Taken in Jericho Park in Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada, on April 16, 2016, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR (ISO 400 | 500mm | f/6.3 | 1/1600, cropped for composition). Not baited, called in or set up.

Male Red-winged Blackbird at Reifel

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Red-winged Blackbird (male) | Carouge à épaulettes | Agelaius phoeniceus: Taken on March 19, 2016 in the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta (British Columbia), Canada with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR (ISO 720 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/1000), cropped for composition. Not baited, called in or set up.

Red-winged Blackbird (male)

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Red-winged Blackbird (male) | Carouge à épaulettes | Agelaius phoeniceus: Taken next to the pond at Jericho Park in Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR (both photos: ISO 1600 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/100, cropped for composition). Not baited, called in or set up.

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D50 Archives: Red-winged Blackbird

This week, I will feature one of the most photogenic birds of the spring, namely the Red-winged Blackbird (en français : Carouge à épaulettes | Scientific: Agelaius phoeniceus). Although we are not quite there yet, there is a bit of spring in the air here on the west coast, so I figured I should feature two of my all-time favourite photos to remind you that there is hope! The first photo features the understated, but beautiful female RWBA, followed by the spectacularly coloured male. Both shots were taken in May 2012 in Vancouver, BC’s beautiful Jericho Park.

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