Album Pictures

Below are thumbnails comprising one of the many photo albums illustrating our blog, Musings From Paradise. Click on an image for a full-sized copy. More Albums

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  • Redwing Blackbird - female (© Nick Viani) Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson, AZ
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  • Western Meadowlark (© Nick Viani) Merced National Wildlife Refuge
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  • Brown-headed Cowbird - Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, (© Nick Viani)
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  • Brewer's Blackbird - immature (© Nick Viani) Collier Day Use Area, Klamath Falls
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  • Yellow-headed Blackbird - Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
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  • Bobolink - Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
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  • Bobolink - Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
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  • Yellow-headed Blackbird - Summer Lake, OR
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  • Bullock's Oriole (male) - Farewell Bend CG, Huntington, OR (on the Snake River)
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  • Bullock's Oriole (female) - Farewell Bend CG, Huntington, OR (on the Snake River)
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  • Red-winged Blackbird (female) - Zumwalt Nature Preserve, Enterprise, OR
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  • Meadowlark - Vesper Meadows
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  • Red-winged Blackbird (female), North Mountain Park
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  • Western Meadowlark: Burns, OR
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  • Brewers Blackbird (juvenile) (Crane Flats Reservoir, Bend, OR)
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  • Brown-headed Cowbird and its surrogate "parent" (Western Tanager) (Crane Flats Reservoir, Bend, OR) - An example of "brood/nest parasitism" where a cowbird allegedly placed an egg into the Tanager's nest who then treats it as its own offspring.
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  • Bullocks Oriole (male) - Ashland Pond
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  • Baltimore Oriole (Royal Front, VA)
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  • Orchard Oriole (Washington DC)
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  • Common Grackle (Washington DC)
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  • Brewers Blackbird (male)
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  • Brewers Blackbird (female)
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  • Red-winged Blackbird (female)
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  • Sampson Creek Preserve (Western Meadowlark on the wire)
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  • Western Meadowlark - Sampson Creek Preserve
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  • Meadowlark
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  • Red-winged Blackbird (male)
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  • Red-winged Blackbird (female)
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  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
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  • Brown-headed Cowbird
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  • Brewer's Blackbird
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  • Meadowlark (posing on sage)
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  • Common Grackle: bathing on boat ramp at Petric Park
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  • Bullock's Oriole (male), Ash. Greenway
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  • Bullock's Oriole (female), Ashland Greenway
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  • Meadowlark
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  • Red-winged Blackbird
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  • Boat-tailed Grackle
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  • Yellow-headed Blackbird - Page Springs Campground, Frenchglen, OR
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  • Yellow-headed Blackbird - Page Springs Campground, Frenchglen, OR
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  • Red-winged Blackbird - Page Springs Campground, Frenchglen, OR
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  • Red-winged Blackbird -Page Springs Campground, Frenchglen, OR
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  • Red-winged Blackbird (female) - Page Springs Campground, Frenchglen, OR
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  • Orchard Oriole
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  • Brown-headed Cowbird