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Yellow-headed Blackbird in 'song'

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by Allen_Woodliffe from Chatham CA on 10 Mar 2016
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It won't be long before the Yellow-headed Blackbirds are back. They are fairly rare in southwestern Ontario, but for the last few years, a small colony has shown up along Lake St. Clair. Here is a male in 'song'. Their 'song' is really a very loud, raucous and unmusical series of notes.....at least to human ears. There is no other species in Canada that sounds like this so it is easy to pick them out even from a distance.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Focal: 500 mm
  • Shutter speed: 0.001 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5
  • ISO: 200
tagged: 'yellow-headed blackbird' 'blackbird'

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Lyrinda_Sheppard posted 2017-04-16 8:43am

In full song! Wonderful!

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Sheri Rypstra posted 2016-08-23 11:35am

Fantastic shot!! Wonderful pose you caught!

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debbie oppermann posted 2016-03-10 8:01pm

Great shot Allen - never seen one before!

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