Listen to the sounds of the Red-winged Blackbird and see it puff out those shoulder pads in this “delicious” video.
I managed to snag a delicious video portrait of a male Red-winged Blackbird. I’ve always had trouble getting really good-looking footage of males doing their so-called “songspread” displays, but this particular bird performed spectacularly, bowing forward as he sang and puffing out his red epaulets (shoulder pads) with complete abandon.
Lang really did a fantastic job filming this bird. You almost feel like your right there next to the Red-winged Blackbird as it sings!