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Red Winged Black Birds are commonly seen here in freshwater marshes such as the one at the lovely Sharon Wiechens Nature Preserve in The Villages, Florida.  These smaller birds flit from reed to reed and flower to flower in search of tasty insects for their meal.  The males are black with the gold and red bars on their wings.  The females are a streaky brown color.  The males have a buzzy call which is pretty distinctive.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "Male Red-Winged Black Birds" (4)

  1. Thanks for the pics and the info! I was at the preserve when I visited a couple weeks ago and got the chance to listen to them. I love their sound! The preserve was very peaceful and colorful. It really is a great place! Have a great night! Cathy

    • Hi Cathy, I don’t get there as often as I would like these days but it is always a treat to see what birds or animals I can spot when there. Have a super good day tomorrow!

  2. I always love to hear the call of the Redwings in the spring!

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