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Steen Petersen

Nanaimo, BC, Canada


This male Red winged Blackbird was doing a mating display for a female sitting in a nearby tree at Buttertubs Marsh. Or perhaps it could be described as “pole dancing on a bulrush”. The display of its colorful shoulder patches was very impressive and something I hadn’t seen before.

Red Winged Blackbird Mating Display

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