I've also been favoring the TTV look again. I used it a lot and then strayed away and now I've found my way back. Here are some new blackbird photos taken in the prairie forest preserve near my home.
Left: Ode to Blackbird
Right: Blackbirds Chat
And in flight here: Blackbird's Path
Also check out my cardinals such as this one in the tree:
That's a sampling of birds from this spring. I am inspired to go out and photograph more. I don't have a super long birding lens, I don't seem to have the ability to be out at dawn either but I still enjoy these beautiful animals.