Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of April 17, 2017, is “Red-winged Blackbirds.” The 4 min./03 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/04/episode-364-4-17-17-red-winged.html, focuses on a bird known for its abundance, the male’s bright wing colors, and the distinctive song often heard on a spring or summer trip near water. The episode includes part of “Red Wing” by the Harrisonburg, Va.-based band The Steel Wheels.
A male Red-winged Blackbird in California in 2009, showing the red and yellow wing-bar colors. Photo by Lee Karney, made available for public use by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library, online at https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm/singleitem/collection/natdiglib/id/6889/rec/3.
Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center. The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org. Have a listen or two!