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Old Jul 10, 2004, 10:22 AM   #1
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A Brewer's Blackbird (?)



Red-Winged Blackbird (I have only seen them with red shoulder patch in winter time. My first time seeing one which has red & yellow patch)



This must be a Juvenile male (I could be wrong here)




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Old Jul 10, 2004, 12:53 PM   #2
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Nice shots and good ids on all of these birds, bobbyz!

BTW, the other red-winged blackbirds you see where you live that don't have the yellow border to the red wing epaulets are a California sub-species. This one is Agelaius phoeniceus and the ones without the yellow border are Agelaius phoeniceus californica.
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 4:03 AM   #3
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Good shots, I like them. You obvious control that DOF to an A+
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 4:33 AM   #4
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the black bird with the little patch of red is an unusual looking bird. Good shots:-)
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 5:33 PM   #5
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Very nice. Can't believe the detail you got on those black birds.

Those redwings are tough to get really close to. I chased one around a bush today for 10 minutes, never did get a shot.
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 6:32 PM   #6
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Zoomn,

These birds are used to people where I shot them, so I was able to get within 10 feet. I have good luck shooting them from my car (suing my FZ1 & tcon-17). In early morning hrs, (in winter/spring time here in CA) there are tons of them sitting on the wire fence, or posts by the road near my house.
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