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.