This week was a stretch for me.What bird begins with the letter 'X'
Well after some digging I have a simple solution.
In looking through my bird field guides I noticed that the
Yellow-headed Blackbird would qualify.
No,I know that Yellow does not begin with 'X',BUT,
the scientific name does.I am glad I don't have to try to pronounce this one.
Now that's quite a handle,but this bird carries it well. Jake has been diligent in trying to get birds in flight.
Here are a few of the Yellow-headed Blackbird. This bird is quite striking,with it's contrasting colors. It is a little larger than it's cousin the Red-winged Blackbird.
The song of this bird sounds like a rusty hinge.
I have also observed that it looks like it takes great effort to produce the song.
This one was caught just on take-off.
Just a pretty pose,caught by Ruth