Ride down to the railroad on a beautiful morning
What little breeze there was would be a tailwind back to town
Raleigh leans against a signal control station
OZA 102.81 is the distance south of the rail yard near Chicago
On the way to the railroad we found the bird we were looking for!
A red winged blackbird — a relatively new arrival this far north in Illinois — at least to me they are
Would see them on trips to southern IL but not here
Beautiful black bird with shiny black feathers, and the Cardinal cape on its upper wings
They never come into town
A far better photo from the Web
Heading back north, a red headed woodpecker landed on a pole and quickly went to the other side out of sight. Then flew away. 🙁
I would have if it gave me half a chance . . .
Photo from the Web
Apparently, that’s why bird photographers have that 2 foot lens on their camera!