Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Sunday, May 2, 2010

The females make their nests near the Cattails and I watched as one gathered some of the Cattail fibers, and then dip down low to the bottom of the plant and seemed to be adding it to her nest that she was busy working on~

A couple of times a week, we drive into Louisville and visit one of the parks. Several have ponds, and one in particular has bunches of Cattails growing in a wetland type environment. At this park, resides quite a few Red-winged Blackbirds, among other species found are, Finches, Warblers, Thrushes and Wrens, to name a few. It is often that I can gather images of the male, but not so often the female. This time, I was able to gather images of both. The females make their nests near the Cattails and I watched as one gathered some of the Cattail fibers, and then dip down low to the bottom of the plant and seemed to be adding it to her nest that she was busy working on.  As with many species of birds, the male is the more vibrant in colouration~


2 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures. By the way, I took pictures of some Red-wing blackbirds dating and gathering material for nest. Keep up the good work.

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  2. great shots of the red-winged - especially the singing one. and i love the windblown cattails, too. Great post!

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