Red-winged Blackbird Eating Big Blustem Seeds at Lakeshore State Park on September 27, 2018

On a birding walk through Lakeshore State Park one of the highlights was watching a Red-winged Blackbird eating seeds from the native grass Big Bluestem. This female bird did not seem to mind me watching the show. Nothing goes to waste, as it knocked some seeds on a rock below it went down and ate them. It was a beautiful morning, quite chilly to start, with plenty of sun and light winds. Images were taken on September 27, 2018.

Red-winged Blackbird sitting on some stalks of the native grass Big Bluestem…

Gathering the seeds off the seed head…

Nibbling on some seeds of the Big Bluestem…

A stem of seeds, it moves it through its bill…

Nibbling on seeds…

More eating of the seeds…

Closeup of the seed in the bill…

Fallen Big Bluestem seeds on the rock below where the bird ate…

Eating the fallen seeds on the rock…

The stalks of the native grass Big Bluestem blowing in the wind…

 

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

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