The red-wing is my very favorite, and I like your pictures, but I'm not that thrilled about the white background.
My story is that when we moved to Chicagoland some 13 years ago, the only house I could afford required a lot of work.
As I was painting the interior and fixing it up before my wife and our dogs came from Ohio, this bird, a red-wing, kept hanging on the screens talking to me. Day after day.
So I went out and bought some bird feed and put it on the railing of the deck. Apparently, I thought, the previous owners had fed the birds.
When they come to the feeder these days, I always think that maybe this was the same bird that caused me to put the feeders there; I know that's not possible, but I like to believe it nonetheless.
Thanks for reminding me of this story.
"'There's more to a picture than meets the eye; hey, hey; my my." - Neil Young