Dickcissel & Blackbird Photographs © Bill Schmoker

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org

Dickcissel, Yuma County, Colorado, 5/06.

Bobolink photo gallery

Red-winged Blackbird photo gallery

Tricolored Blackbirds, Moonglow Dairy, Monterey County, California, 9/06.

Eastern Meadowlark, Larimer County, Colorado, 7/1/05. Although heat waves distorted this digiscoped image, you can see the clean white malar. Additionally, the bird was singing a good Eastern Meadowlark song and other observers heard it give good Eastern Meadowlark calls.

Eastern Meadowlark, Laguna Atascosa, Texas, 4/04.

Western Meadowlark photo gallery

Female Rusty Blackbird, Cherry Creek Reservoir State Park, Colorado, 12/27/02.

Female Rusty Blackbird, Cherry Creek Reservoir State Park, Colorado, 12/27/02.

Yellow-headed Blackbird photo gallery

Male Brewer's Blackbird with partial albinism, Moonglow Dairy, California, 9/06.

Male Brewer's Blackbird, Kingsville, Texas, 3/05.

Female Brewer's Blackbird, Kingsville, Texas, 3/05.

Female Brewer's Blackbird, Kingsville, Texas, 3/05.

Common Grackle photo gallery

Male Boat-tailed Grackle, Lacassine NWR, Louisiana, 4/07. Note that these Gulf Coast birds have dark eyes, in contrast with yellow-eyed East Coast birds (see below.)

Male Boat-tailed Grackle, Okrakoke Island, North Carolina, 6/04.

Female Boat-tailed Grackle, Beaufort, North Carolina, 6/04.

Great-tailed Grackle photo gallery

Bronzed Cowbird, Laguna Atascosa NWR, Texas, 5/04.

Bronzed Cowbird (male display posture), Laguna Atascosa NWR, Texas, 5/04.

Immature Brown-headed Cowbird, Moffat County, Colorado, 8/05.

Female Brown-headed Cowbird, Tawas Point, MI, 5/05.

Male Brown-headed Cowbird, Corpus Christi, Texas, 3/05.

Male Brown-headed Cowbird, Laguna Atascosa NWR, Texas, 5/04.

Male Orchard Oriole, Weld County, Colorado, 7/06.

Immature male Orchard Oriole, Cape May, NJ, 5/06.

Male Orchard Oriole, Tawas Point, MI, 5/05.

Male Hooded Oriole, El Canelo Ranch, Texas, 5/04.

Male Hooded Oriole, French Joe Canyon, Arizona, 7/03.

Male Bullock's Oriole gleaning amongst willow catkins, Logan County, Colorado, 5/06.

Male Bullock's Oriole, Boulder County, Colorado, 5/04.

Bullock's Oriole, Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso County, Colorado.

Head detail of Bullock's Oriole, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory's Chico Basin Ranch banding station, El Paso County, Colorado, 5/12/02.

Altamira Oriole, Santa Anna NWR, Texas, 3/05.

Altamira Oriole, Santa Anna NWR, Texas, 3/05.

Altamira Oriole, Santa Anna NWR, Texas, 4/04.

Audubon's Oriole, Salineno, Texas, 3/05.

Audubon's Oriole, Salineno, Texas, 3/05.

Male Baltimore Oriole, Yuma County, Colorado, 5/06.

Female Baltimore Oriole, Tawas Point, MI, 5/05.

Baltimore Oriole, S. Padre Island, Texas, 4/04.

Baltimore Oriole, Hayden Lake, Burnett County, Wisconsin, 6/03.

Baltimore Oriole enjoying an orange, Hayden Lake, Burnett County, Wisconsin.

Scott's Oriole, Boulder, Colorado, 5/4/05.

Scott's Oriole, Santa Rita Lodge, Madara Canyon, Arizona, 3/03.

 

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org