There are many birds hanging around the unfettered landscapes near our home, so a former co-worker gifted our family with this guide:The charming book is filled with beautiful photography and easy-to-digest information.
I have now learned that the indigo birds, with the red-orange shoulder markings, who sing with abandon at the nearby marsh, are male red-winged blackbirds.
Wonder if that's how the Detroit Red Wings got their name?
Update: Digital tools for the nation's 50 million bird watchers. (H/T Dr. W.)