Wordless Wednesday- Looking for Babies

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Wordless Wednesday- Looking for Babies

 

Spring is on its way (although those of you in the northeast may want to take exception to that) and that means it’s nesting time!

We’ve been keeping an eye on Green Cay Wetlands to see if there were any nests yet.  We haven’t run across any..yet...but wanted to share this nest we found a few years ago.

 

red winged blackbird green cay wetlands

 

It is the nest of a Red-winged Blackbird.  It’s just like Mother Nature to give all of the color and pizzazz to the males of the species.

The male Red-winged blackbird is just that...black with a red splash of color on the wing.

The female, however, is blah-brown...in fact I had no idea they were related when I first saw them.

 

The male will perch on a pole or tree and oversee their residence...making sure that nothing or no one comes too close. They will attack if a larger bird or human gets too close. I can attest to that because while photographing the nest, which was several feet away, the male swooped down and let my head know he was there!

 

If you’re out, take some time to see what Mother Nature is doing. She might surprise you.

 

 

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Mom nature is currently a white blanket in Wisconsin..but it won't be long before we find ourselves wishing on the first robin we see this spring !

Mar 15, 2017 04:10 AM #1
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James Dray
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Good morning Kathy.  High today in the low 40's with gusty winds which means the chill factor is close to freezing.  By Monday high in the upper 70's.  T-time is 12:30 Sunday

Mar 15, 2017 04:16 AM #2
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Nathan Gesner
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I sure hope we are done with winter and can see more of this!

Mar 15, 2017 05:07 AM #3
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It is always nice to take time out to witness nature in action

Mar 15, 2017 05:12 AM #4
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Good morning Kathy. Mother nature operates as she prefers regardless of our thoughts on the subject! Enjoy your day!

Mar 15, 2017 05:57 AM #5
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Not quite nesting season here but we have a nest by the electrical hookups on our house that is used every year.

Mar 15, 2017 06:00 AM #6
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Scott Godzyk
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Spring came, then left Kathy Streib . Got about 16 inches, now for some sun to start melting this mess. 

Mar 15, 2017 06:09 AM #7
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Kathy Streib as soon as I see Green Cay Wetlands, I expect to see my gators.... Mother Nature left a mess for us yesterday....but I had a great workout from it...

Mar 15, 2017 06:41 AM #8
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Good morning Kathy. Very neat title and your pictures are wonderful too.

Mar 15, 2017 06:45 AM #9
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Kathy Streib Great photos.

Mar 15, 2017 07:14 AM #10
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Kathy -- we have definitely seen the "show" Nature has been playing lately in our area with a wonderful presentation of color and new life.  

Mar 15, 2017 07:29 AM #11
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Rebecca Lewis
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Wonderful photos. I usually have 3 or 4 nests in the bushes across the front of my house every year. They actually arrived a bit early this year so I won't be trimming for awhile.

Mar 15, 2017 07:49 AM #12
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I had a red winged blackbird at my feeders last yr. First time I had seen them there.

Mar 15, 2017 09:02 AM #13
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Such amazing pictures!  I love gettting out and seeing nature in full life!  I also enjoy seeing photos that people have captured!

Mar 15, 2017 09:53 AM #14
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Sharon Tara
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I read the title and was expecting gators or crocs. LOL

 

Mar 15, 2017 09:59 AM #15
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Kathy it's so fun this time of year!  Pretty soon there will be little baby quail all over the place. I've also seen quite a few road runners this past week - which is a rare thing. So I'm guessing we'll soon have baby road runners too this year.  I'll have to share the story of plush baby chicks and birdies one of these days - it's a hoot!

Mar 15, 2017 12:28 PM #16
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Hi Kathy - It's a little early here for the babies, but they're busy making them. We just had our first herons return to the lake, and the geese have set up shop, along with some ducks. Thankfully, no sign of the red-winged blackbirds yet - we have dozens of them in the summer, and they bully our house finches and eat all of the birdseed we put out.

Mar 15, 2017 01:23 PM #17
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Kathy,

I love the beautiul work that the birds create when it come to nests.  We once found a humminbird in its nest, it was so small as were the eggs, but it was thing of beauty... A

Mar 15, 2017 02:00 PM #18
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Kathy, I miss the days where I would enjoy mother nature around me... seems so long ago....Endre

Mar 16, 2017 11:31 PM #19
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Hi Kathy - yes spring is on its way although I think you have had a few cool days down there.

Mar 17, 2017 09:38 AM #20
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