Uprooted Magnolia

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on September 25, 2012

©Leah Yetter Photographer

The bright yellow head and chest caught my eye as I was driving home. He was perched by the horses for much of the afternoon.
There were no ladies round for him to impress but I read that when his audience has eyes upon him, he fans his glossy tail, opens his wings and with a bow, he displays  a “horrific, croaking voice”. “The nastiest sound ever from a birds mouth.”
They nest in colonies and if a predator should come near, up will rise a cloud of angry black and yellow birds. I’m sure they send out a horrific cackle too! How’s that for a village protecting their young.

(Thanks for helping me identify this guy Dad and Debbie!)


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  1. Gabriel | 加百利 said, on September 25, 2012 at 9:52 am

    lovely shot!

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  2. scrapydo said, on September 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Very interesting how these birds work together when danger lurks

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  3. aneta said, on September 26, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Gorgeous photography!

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  4. Neil and Martha Bailey said, on September 26, 2012 at 8:07 am

    so enjoy your photos, but this one is breath-taking. Love your whole blog. Thanks.

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