Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Red-Winged or Orange-Winged Blackbirds?

When my mother was visiting the other week from Vermont she noticed our red winged blackbirds around here actually had orange wings. Is it a color variation? A Wisconsin trait? The bird below looks like it has slightly more red in it's wings than the others. Anyone else have red-winged blackbirds that look more orange-winged?



3 Comments:

Blogger Audra said...

Hi! I am Audra in N.E. Tennessee. I just thought I would let you know that yes, we do have a few in the area that have variations of the color in their wings. Some are so much lighter they are on the verge of being yellowish in tone.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Hi, I'm in the Niagara Region in Ontario Canada. We noticed last week that we have rid-wings that are more vibrant orange then a red. We still can't a close enough picture though.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Hi, I'm in Calgary, Alberta & we had our first ever 'orange winged blackbird' at our feeder. We have only seen red up until now. There is no doubt its orange, not a red-orange, just orange.

5:45 PM  

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