Red-Winged Blackbird

Here is one tiny, but striking reason not to listen to loud music out on a walk (sorry, Japanese rock!).

I wouldn't have noticed this red-winged black bird amidst all the tall grass had it not been for its loud call of the mating variety, I think. The bird spread its wings to reveal the bright red "shoulder pads" every time it did so.

Here are some of the images I've captured.