On Virginia Water Radio for 4-17-17: Red-winged Blackbirds

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.

Red-wing photo USFWS

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!

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