FEMALE RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, LOVELACE PARK, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, APRIL 18, 2014
Pentax 55-300 at 300mm
1/1250 sec. f9
At first I wanted to call this a female house finch, whose markings are almost identical, but the whitish "eyebrow" bespeaks a female red-winged blackbird. If I needed any more confirmation, it came from a very insistent male redwing that seemed to harass the female mercilessly. She probably enjoyed all the attention, if it is not sexist of me to say so.