Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Brewer's Blackbird

A nice posing female Brewer's Blackbird.  I zoomed in on her feet as they look very gnarled.  Is that normal?

Below is a male Brewer's.  The yellow eye helps me make quick identification.  The irridecense can be really spectacular.  On a recent bird outing I caught a flash of blue and I thought they were Stellar's Jays only to find male Brewer's in nice light.

I post this last shot only to compare the pupil dilation.  I have never thought about bird pupil dilation being the same as humans, but I suppose the basic mechanics of the eye would be the same.

These photos were taken in Star, Idaho along Joplin Rd. which I blogged about here.

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