The arrival of Red-winged Blackbirds is a sign of pending spring; They have now been observed in Nelson over the last week. Twice I have tried to get shots of them, but they tended to hide in the brush. The male’s spectacularly bubbly song reveals them, but pictures amongst the brush proved difficult. Today was no different — except for one spectacular flight in my direction.
When flying off some brush, a Red-winged Blackbird happened to fly towards me.