Red-winged Blackbird male perched in Rabbitbrush – Nikon D500, f8, 1/640, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light
It was clear yesterday morning and I just had to get out into the field after being cooped up for nearly a week and Antelope Island was beckoning. There was a cluster of Red-winged Blackbirds on the north tip of the island who actually hung around for a bit allowing me to take photos of them in the golden light that occurs just after the sun rises.
Several of the Red-winged Blackbirds were feeding on the fluffy rabbitbrush seeds next to a parking area including this male. Just a few weeks ago all of the rabbitbrush on the island was covered in bright yellow flowers and now it has all gone to seed.
It felt good to get out for a while yesterday and leave my worries behind just for a bit.
Life is good.