‘Bye, ‘bye, blackbird!
Nature preserve in Kirkland, Washington
Across Lake Washington from Seattle, borders on Bellevue.
The park has a great boardwalk through a wetlands area where there are, most times, these blackbirds. They love to stand sideways on cattails and reeds, and I often wait for takeoff. Don't always get it:)
Red-winged blackbird (female, hence the subdued colors) taking off in a field of cattails.
October 16, 2018