Female Brewer’s Blackbird With Light Colored Eyes?

2017-11-12T05:25:18+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Brewer's Blackbirds, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , |

Within the flock of blackbirds there was a female Brewer's Blackbird that drew my attention to her because she had light colored eyes and stood out from the other females that were nearby.

Juvenile Red-winged Blackbird Male Diving Towards The Ground

2017-10-19T05:41:42+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Antelope Island State Park, Birds, Davis County, Red-winged Blackbirds, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The plumage of male juvenile Red-winged Blackbirds is highly variable during their first year, some of the young blackbirds can look like females and some can look more like adult males.

Female Red-winged Blackbirds – Frequency in Misidentification

2017-06-14T04:43:04+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Birds, Box Elder County, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Pinellas County, Red-winged Blackbirds, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Female Red-winged Blackbirds seem to be the birds that are most often misidentified probably because they look so different from the males. Red-winged Blackbirds are sexually dimorphic .