Our peaceful pond is home to the Red-winged Blackbird.
The male (with red shoulders called epaulettes) is known to fiercely protect the family nest.
Now, this is the shot I've been wanting of this bird (and now I finally know what it's called).
Source: hww.ca: "Red-winged Blackbird nests are woven cups made of marsh vegetation and lined with fine grasses. Nests are fastened to reeds, deep grass, and bush. Females lay usually four eggs,
bluish-green and spotted in colour that are incubated for about 11 to 13 days."
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