Anne Elliott's photos with the Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Yellow-headed Blackbird / Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Yellow-headed Blackbird / Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
A couple of days ago, I was so torn as to whether or not to accept an invite from my friend, Pam, to take a drive SE of the city. I really, really wanted to go, even more so as I have barely been out for ages. However, I am running out of time to get ce…
Added on May  4, 2018

Yellow-headed Blackbird with damselfly

Yellow-headed Blackbird with damselfly
We have an overcast, windy day here today, 22 June 2017. The temperature is only 9C (windchill 5C). Yesterday, I had wondered whether to finally go for a drive and take a few garden flower photos today, but I've changed my mind.

Usually, I never go out…
Added on June 22, 2017

Yellow-headed Blackbird male

Yellow-headed Blackbird male
Just adding five extra photos tonight, trying to catch up a little, otherwise I will never get back to the last two days of my Trinidad images. Will post three photos tomorrow morning.

This photo was taken in the evening of 27 May 2017, when a group of…
Added on June  2, 2017

Yellow-headed Blackbirds in every direction

Yellow-headed Blackbirds in every direction
My thoughts continue to be with all the people of Fort McMurray, Alberta, who are being devastated by a massive wildfire at the moment. All 88,000 people were forced to flee the city, many leaving everything behind and many will be returning to nothing.…
Added on May  9, 2016

Yellow-headed Blackbird female

Yellow-headed Blackbird female
On 4 May 2015, we finally had a day without strong winds. I decided that it might be a good day to drive SE of the city again to see what I could find. The last few times I had been there, the wind had been so strong, making it almost impossible to take…
Added on June 19, 2015

Thankfully, not Mosquitoes

Thankfully, not Mosquitoes
This Yellow-headed Blackbird was seen at Frank Lake, when I spent the day (24 May 2014) with my youngest daughter, driving SE of the city, checking a familiar spot or two in the morning. A pair of Great Horned Owlets were where we had hoped they would st…
Added on August  4, 2014

The "rusty farm gate" bird

The "rusty farm gate" bird
That is how the sound of a Yellow-headed Blackbird is often described. I know I'll never forget the very first time I saw and heard one of these quite spectacular birds a number of years ago. Photographed this male the day before yesterday (22 May 2014)…
Added on May 24, 2014

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.

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Added on July 14, 2013

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Yellow-headed Blackbird
Having problems uploading my photos this morning, so now using the old uploader. Tried this one first, on its own and it worked OK. Also still having the same problem as yesterday where the row of thumbnails, seen on the right hand side of any photo pag…
Added on March  8, 2013

Yellow-headed Blackbird from the archives

Yellow-headed Blackbird from the archives
I'd taken this photo out of my archives ages ago and kept putting off posting it, as the background is rather a mess. However, it does show those beautiful yellow feathers and it does add a small splash of colour to my photostream. Taken on 13 May 2011…
Added on December 20, 2012