The blackbird plants were in bloom this morning
          with a fine crop of birds.
Bodies inflated with air
         wings out
         they loosed their urgent songs
         in the morning air.

copyright janet m. webb

  1. billgncs says:

    some birds will do anything to attract attention…

  2. Love those red-winged blackbirds, Janet. I’ve seen them here, but never heard one sing. 😦

  3. restlessjo says:

    Did somebody mention Spring? 🙂 🙂

  4. Dan Antion says:

    I love how they find the highest branch.

    • They really do, Dan. Cardinals tend to stay more in the tree/bush itself, although they do sometimes perch on top of things. But these guys are all about the view.


  5. Lignum Draco says:

    The centre of attention, particularly with that red patch.

  6. belocchio says:

    And here’s me, Janet. Humming along as I read your magic words – “blackbird singing in the dead of night”. A beautiful blog.

    • Merci beaucoup, Madame! I’m so happy you enjoyed it. We had a dusting of snow this morning and it’s snow-raining right now. Just spring letting us know we shouldn’t count those chickens before it’s warm enough for them to hatch. 🙂

  7. The birds are returning to my trees and lake again. The bird songs are beautiful.
    I can’t say I’ve seen this particualr bird. But, you’ve captured him beautifully.

  8. Jane Lurie says:

    Wonderful image, Janet. I love spotting them. You’ve made a fine capture in their habitat.

  9. Beautiful poem and wonderful pose to capture of the Red-winged Blackbird!