Red-winged Blackbird In Flight

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This may be my first decent shot of a blackbird of any species in flight. [...]

White-crowned Sparrows – Sunflower Gluttony And Crossed Bills

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A local pumpkin farmer (Pack Farms) plants sunflowers along the periphery of his pumpkin field and each fall they provide a messy bounty for a variety of birds. Most species seem to be tidy eaters but the juvenile White-crowned Sparrows are an exception. The orange in the background of these shots is – you guessed it – pumpkins. [...]