I didn’t take many photos of Yellow-headed Blackbirds this summer because I spent more time away from the marshes at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge than I normally do while looking for Short-eared Owls in northern Utah.
When I photographed this male Yellow-headed Blackbird displaying at Bear River MBR it was a beautiful May morning and all the birds there were singing. The calls of male Yellow-headed Blackbirds are not what I would call beautiful but the females seem beguiled by them.
The blackbirds here in Utah are now forming large mixed flocks at this time of the year and it won’t be long before the Yellow-headed Blackbirds will migrate to the south for the winter. Next year I need to focus on these birds more than I did this breeding season. They really are beautiful.
Life is good.