The artwork (mostly done in oils, but some in acrylics, pastels, or watercolors) evokes the beauty of West Marin--a red-winged blackbird
perched on a cattail, cows grazing by a cluster of live oak trees, evening fog creeping over the headlands.
See that red-winged blackbird
perched in the cattails?
The song sparrow occupies several microhabitats (Aldrich 1984), whereas the chipping sparrow and red-winged blackbird
occur in the same basic habitat throughout their ranges (AOU 1983).
As the lab rat of field ornithology and behavioral ecology, the Red-winged Blackbird
is arguably the most-studied undomesticated bird in the world.
The exhibit includes images of several of our local bird species including a snowy egret in flight, a testy red-winged blackbird
displaying his impressively colored shoulder feathers, and a spider who seems to be magically holding a globe made of water.
Seasonal patterns of nesting mortality in the Red-winged Blackbird
. Condor, 80:290-294.
Meadowlark, Eagle, Killdeer, Horned Lark, Red-winged Blackbird
and Duck Migration Seasons accelerate the appearance of spring as Steelhead and Walleye Fishing Seasons gradually unfold in the Great Lakes.
Unless you live in the frozen Far North, you are probably not far from a red-winged blackbird
, one of the most common and widespread birds in the continental United States and Canada.
(Agelaius phoeniceus): Present year-round in southern NY, males have red "epaulets" on the wings; females resemble super-sized sparrows.
(1999) classified as significant responders to spring temperature increases in Wisconsin, median arrivals of Whip-poor-will, House Wren, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Red-winged Blackbird
in east-central Illinois averaged 7.5 days earlier in the more recent time span; Brown-headed Cowbird arrivals were identical for both study periods.
tested Anseriformes Canada Goose 253 Wood Duck 120 3 additional species 35 Columbiformes Mourning Dove 11 Rock Dove (b) 20 Galliformes Chukar (b) 22 Domestic Chicken (b) 63 2 additional species 16 Passeriformes Cedar Waxwing 5 Blue Grosbeak 2 Indigo Bunting 28 Northern Cardinal 129 American Crow 157 Red-winged Blackbird
39 Brown Thrasher 19 Gray Catbird 72 Ovenbird 32 House Sparrow 185 American Robin 79 Swainson's Thrush 32 45 additional species 422 Strigiformes Great Horned Owl (b) 9 2 additional species 3 Other (5 orders) 10 species 31 Total (10 orders) 81 species 1784 Order Common name No.
Eastern meadowlark and red-winged blackbird
reproductive success in this study was higher than what Kershner and Bollinger (1996) reported for these species nesting on airport grasslands (30% and 30%, respectively, in this study, versus 14% and 6%).