Juvenile Red-Winged Blackbird

This is another favorite image from the local marsh, this time of a juvenile male Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus).  I originally thought that this was a female based on its brown plumage.  I’m told by expert birders, however, that this is  likely a juvenile male.  Once this bird molts he will have the black plumage more commonly associated with males of this species.  In any event, I really like the sense of action, bright, high-key background, and the sweet light on the bird.  As always, click on the image to enlarge it.