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Blackbird Yoga

It was overcast and had started to rain, but the pond was still alive with birds, and nearby some of them perched in the reeds. I especially liked this Yellow-headed Blackbird’s pose, as he seems to be doing his yoga exercises!

From Cornell Labs: “With a golden head, a white patch on black wings, and a call that sounds like a rusty farm gate opening, the Yellow-headed Blackbird demands your attention. Look for them in western and prairie wetlands, where they nest in reeds directly over the water. They’re just as impressive in winter, when huge flocks seem to roll across farm fields. Each bird gleans seeds from the ground, then leapfrogs over its flock mates to the front edge of the ever-advancing troupe.”

Photo taken on 4/28/2017 near Greeley, Colorado.

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