Two of my favorite birds at Meadowlark Gardens and here they were together. I don't always get to see them. The Red-wing Blackbird is the first song that I recognize, and when I hear its trill, I know I will get a sighting but not always a guarantee of a photo.
I was very happy to see them both on our visit to the garden at the beginning of June. In fact they were in such close proximity of each other, I got the two of them in the same frame. This never happens and I felt very fortunate.
A small moment in time in the grand scheme of things. I had a very enjoyable moment or two taking photos, and then I just observed.
Those bright red lapels are very striking don't you think?
The heron was momentarily distracted, but he soon returned his focus on his fishing at the end of the pond.
I thanked the blackbird for this beautiful display.
I thanked them both.
Getting the perpetual stare from the heron, he moved his feathers...
and joined his mate in a tree nearby...
and I joined my mate who was waiting on a bench not too far from this tree, enjoying his own observations.