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Monday, April 15, 2019

The Red-Winged Blackbird


Yesterday (here on Blogger) I mentioned that it was Look Up In The Sky Day (LUITSD) and discussed the importance of noticing nature's details which is part for the basis for LUITSD.

However, as you undoubtedly know, dear reader, one doesn't have to look up at the sky to observe aspects of nature. The other day when I was in Central Park, I saw a male Red-Winged Blackbird (in breeding plumage these birds are solid black, with red wing-patches). 

He was among leaves that were on the ground, munching on a peanut, and can be seen in the photograph atop this entry...

...as well as in the images directly below.




The first time that I ever encountered this avian variety was in March of 2018 and after that I only saw him on two occasions (in April and May of 2018).

Because I've only seen the Red-Winged Blackbird a few times, it was especially nice for me to see him on the ground and perching on a nearby fence.




Being "on the fence" is something an array of birds seem to enjoy, as evidenced below in photographs  of European starlings...






... a lone Song Sparrow...







...House Sparrows with Blue Jays...



...a lone male Cardinal...


...and female cardinals.


Btw, all of the birds featured in this entry, except for the Song Sparrow and Red-Winged Blackbird, are included in my book series, Words In Our Beak (WIOB). The stories are told from the perspective of Cam, a female cardinal and are set in my rooftop garden. A few birds from Central Park are featured in volumes two and three but not the Song Sparrow or the Red-Wing Blackbird; however, they may be included in a different book series, so please stay tuned. 

Meanwhile the purchase info for WIOB is posted below.


Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2AFZDCz
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2zxVujM
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2AAnB26
book culture On Columbus (a bookstore on the UWS in NYC): http://bit.ly/2FsC1Uf

Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2q75g8e
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DY0mz0
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2G65m6H


Volume Three: ISBN: 978099637853
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2IzH2iu
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2IYkmpA
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2vedQot

EACH OF THESE BOOKS CAN BE ORDERED FROM ANY PLACE SELLING BOOKS BY GIVING THEM THE TITLE, OR ISBN, OR MY NAME, PATRICIA YOUNGQUIST.


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