Displaying Yellow-headed Blackbird (and revisiting RAW vs JPEG)

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The purpose of this post is two-fold – to feature some interesting blackbird behavior and to demonstrate why I always shoot in RAW instead of JPEG. [...]

Fledgling Yellow-headed Blackbird Begging For Food

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Young Yellow-headed Blackbirds leave the nest long before they can fly, at the very early age of 9 – 12 days. From then until they can fly they spend their time hiding in the dead vegetation near the surface of the water and begging incessantly for food. This youngster had the begging routine down to a science. [...]