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This male red-winged blackbird put on a show for the nearby females, who were watching from the reeds (which are seen in the foreground). He puffed out his wings to display the bright red shoulder patches and sang.
Seen in a cattail marsh not far from Tanglewood Nature Center. Elevation > 1200 feet.
I have shots of one of the female blackbirds that he was trying to woo, as well. One of the male's competitors is pictured nearby (photo 3).