Female red-winged blackbird
After enjoying temperatures in the low 80s F early in the week, yesterday we didn't make it out of the 50s under gloomy skies. Today was a little better, with some sunshine in the morning. Yesterday morning we made the sad discovery that our fridge is no longer cooling properly - milk had turned when it was well within its date, and when we tested the temperature we could clearly see it was too high. Since it is about 21 years old, there was no question of getting it repaired, however we found that fridge/freezers seem to have got bigger over the years, and since we are limited in width and height, there are very few models which we can consider. We had picked one out on line, but obviously wanted to see it before we ordered it, so once the shops were open, after noon, we went out to see if we could find one. Unfortunately it's not available for several weeks, but since we are leaving for two weeks in Florida on Friday, that won't be too much of a problem. In the meantime, we have an extra fridge/freezer in the basement, so I will be getting plenty of flights of stairs on my Fitbit for the next week! Having got that taken care of, we went walking at Rowe Woods. I had taken several shots of wildflowers, but then towards the end of our walk, around the pond next to the old wood cabin, we saw several red-winged blackbirds, male and female. Until recently I had no idea what the female looked like - it is so different to the male, you wouldn't think it was the same species. This female was kind enough to stay still long enough to let me get several shots, my favorite being this one of her in mid-song!
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