Feathered Friends from Far and Near- 3

Brewer’s Blackbird

This is Brewer’s blackbird, male species.
The Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) is sexually dimorphic; that is, distinct differences in appearance is shown by male and female of the species. The sexual dimorphism of the species is quite visible, in both plumage and eye colour, though they have similar body shape. Males are all black with a purplish sheen on the head and greenish sheen on the wings and upperparts. They have pale yellow eyes.
I will present the female bird in a later post.
These blackbirds inhabit fields and areas near human habitation. Many can be seen feeding on insects, grains or on food crumbs near parks and eateries.
These birds were photographed in California.

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Golden Evening

Antioch is located on the banks of the San Joaquin River in Northern California. Visited this delta town of the river on July 4th to witness the celebratory fireworks of the Independence Day.
The timing was scheduled in such a way that I could catch the beautiful sunset scenes. Here I am sharing a few of those scenes in sequence…the golden evening at Antioch. Hope you all will enjoy these scenes.