RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD Agelaiu phoeniceus Bird Spotting: The differences between the male and female red-winged blackbird are striking. While the plumage of the male is entirely black except for two bright red shoulder patches, the female is a dusty brown and heavily striped.
The cardinal is a representiave of a loved one who has passed. When you see one it means they are visiting you.They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you. Look for them, they'll appear.