Male Red-winged Blackbird in Mating Season
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D500
Merced National Wildlife Refuge
Knowing this time of year is when male Red-winged Blackbirds display their bright red epaulets and sing loudly to attract a mate, I went to Merced National Wildlife Refuge to look for and photograph a bird that was showing these characteristics. It took approximately 2 weeks of visits to the refuge before I was able to find and make this photo.