|Red-winged Blackbird Singing and Displaying|
As we started walking down the trail, the first bird that I observed was a female red-winged blackbird, which I photographed high-key so that I could completely blow out the background.
|Female Red-winged Blackbird|
|Great Blue Heron|
|Red-winged Blackbird In-Flight|
Some of the other species that I photographed included a singing Common Grackle in great light showing off its beautiful iridescence. A pair of mute swans went through different display modes, then they mated and displayed again afterwards. Most of the ducks and geese were far away, however, a male Wood Duck swam close to the shore line and required careful placement of the camera and lens in order to get a clean photograph of this beautiful duck.
|Common Grackle Show in Its Beautiful Iridescence As It Was Singing|
|Mute Swans Mating|
|Mute Swans Displaying after Mating|