Yellow-headed Blackbirds take flight but among them, a slightly “off color” Red-winged Blackbird. I was lucky enough to find a nice sized group of these this past weekend. Unfortunately they didn’t really want to pose for pictures so I have to be happy with the few shots I got.
Yellow-headed Blackbirds are relatively common although here in Colorado, the Red-winged Blackbird seems to outnumber them. They are usually found in wetland areas so finding them in a dry field of stubble means this group was likely just making a quick stop on their migration route.