Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 07/14/2013


Photo taken on June 15, 2013


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Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Yellow-headed Blackbird
SW of Calgary
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He knows he's handsome

He knows he's handsome
These Yellow-headed Blackbirds (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) are such gorgeous birds and I was lucky that this male flew briefly from the Cattails to a sign that was closer to me. Taken on 15 June 2013, along one of the backroads SW of Calgary.

YouTube video of a male making his "rusty gate" sound:

youtu.be/6-Pk-VMtZM0

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-headed_Blackbird

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-headed_Blackbird/id

Cats 99, SuzieQZ, LeapFrog have particularly liked this photo


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LeapFrog
LeapFrog
A unique bird Anne ... well taken and superb details and clarity too!! Great find and an outstanding capture!!
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
What a beautiful close capture of him! Someone was telling me a couple of days ago about an orange headed blackbird they saw on our local walking trail. I was guessing Yellow headed Blackbird as the closest I could think of, but I have never seen a Yellow-headed Blackbird myself and I didn't expect they actually had orange on their heads! (I guess the orange is just a orangey yellow) I will be watching for it for sure. I have seen a Baltimore Oriole, and that was pretty exciting!
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
What a cool sound they make!
5 years ago.
Esther
Esther
I've never heard of these birds before. Such lovely color.
5 years ago.
Mike Ruano
Mike Ruano
Beautiful bird...sweet shot Anne
5 years ago.
Ken Dies
Ken Dies
A lovely photo of this Yellow Headed Blackbird. You did an excellent job of capturing its beauty.
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
I'm still watching for one of these at our local lake. I did enjoy seeing the Baltimore Oriole again yesterday though

Well Done!!
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Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Nailed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well Done!!
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LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Well Done!!
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