Family of Red-Winged Blackbirds

It’s been a rainy June. Boston averages around three and a half inches of rain in June and we have had over ten inches of rain with more to come.

The Muddy River is starting to overflow its banks. I stopped at Willow Pond in Olmsted Park to watch a family of red-winged blackbirds. The male with its red wing-patch (partially covered in the photo below) is the most easily recognizable.

Male red-winged blackbird
Male red-winged blackbird

The female looks like a large sparrow with a white, streaked breast.

Female red-winged blackbird
Female red-winged blackbird

And I saw a juvenile in the same tree as a female.

Juvenile red-winged blackbird
Juvenile red-winged blackbird
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