Wednesday, February 1, 2012

red wing

ruffled red-wing, (sumi-e)
 Co-lo-waw-la-nee...
Co-lo-wa-lus-tee...
Co-lo-wa-chaw-tee...
Paint yellow... paint black... paint red.
-Native American war cry

One of my favorite songbirds is the red-winged blackbird.  There's a flock that's been nesting behind and below the house by a patch of tall scrub oaks close to a shallow pond.  I threw leftover cornbread to them this morning. 
A tip for their songs. :) 

I read that sometimes redwings attack red things near their territory. 
They will fly at and sometimes even bonk people wearing red hats or shirts 
if they enter a redwing's territory.

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