April 10, 2010

The red-winged blackbird's point of view.

11 comments:

HKatz said...

Wallace Stevens gave us thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird.

Now the blackbird would simply like to speak for itself.

David said...

It was evening all afternoon.
It was snowing
And it was going to snow.
The blackbird sat
In the cedar-limbs.

bagoh20 said...

Bird culture is surprisingly stagnant. They were singing the same songs decades ago when I was a kid. But then again, so do I.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

I love red-winged blackbirds. Just to get that little flash of red when driving along the road improves the day.

Toy

Big Mike said...

I see that your red-winged blackbirds up in Wisconsin can't hold a tune any better than the ones here in Virignia.

prairie wind said...

One of my favorite birdcalls. Don't suppose you could get a meadowlark next?

JAL said...

For the past two years we have been blessed by a large flock(hundreds!) of red winged blackbirds flashing their red and yellow at us as they swing around the end of our living room.

Very cool.

edutcher said...

The birds are out, including the ^%$#&*!@ hawks. One was patrolling overhead as the puppies were out and The Blonde gave her usual warning, "They only think they're an endangered species. Just let them come near my dogs...".

JAL said...

For the past two years we have been blessed by a large flock(hundreds!) of red winged blackbirds flashing their red and yellow at us as they swing around the end of our living room.

Hope they bank to the left so they don't block the kitchen

campy said...

Speaking of birds, how 'bout those Boston College Eagles? They sure spanked Wisconsin in the NCAA hockey final last night!

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Goldfinches are never in a bad mood.

sonicfrog said...

A favorite song for me too! If you take a birdsong, and slow it down, you'll find that there is always a ton more going on that you are able to hear. It's fascinating.

If you like more info, check out Don Koordsma's book "The Secret Life Of Songbird". It's fascinating.