Not all are redwings, though. Quite a few were brown headed cowbirds*, in pairs.
|Male brown headed cowbird*. A beautiful bird, when the sunlight glints off the blue-green sheen on his back and wings and the purplish-brown of the head.|
|The shy female is a drab dark brown. Here she hides behind dry grasses, walking on the frozen pond.|
|Adult male red-wing blackbird. He's a blacker black than the cowbirds. The first-year males wear black decorated with orange stripes and spots.|
|More black birds; crows. Just plain black, all over.|
*Correction; probably a Brewer's Blackbird. Thanks, Clifford!