Redwing Blackbird

Redwing Blackbird Symbolism, Meaning, Totems, Dreams, and Messages
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-Redwing Blackbird

Meaning and Messages

In this case, Redwing Blackbird symbolism is letting you know that the forces of nature are at work. There are significant changes that are coming into your life right now. These changes have been slowly manifesting all around you and are now ready to burst forth and become a reality. Thus, if you pay close attention to where you receive the message from this spirit animal, you may be able to foresee what changes are coming.

Alternatively, the Redwing Blackbird meaning may be letting you know that you will be a participant of a close family emotional shift that is important to their personal growth. In other words, you need to stay grounded throughout this shift. You must also be sure that you allow them the space to make the changes necessary. Hence, you must be in a supportive role without inserting your intentions or propaganda. Thus the Redwing Blackbird meaning is prompting you to try to be the non-judgmental, unconditionally accepting force that provides balance, grounding, and a haven for those experiencing change. Do not participate in the drama – merely be there for them.

Similar to the Dragonfly, the Redwing Blackbird symbolism is about omens and mysticism. It will also reveal any fears that are ruling you. The bird will open your energy to receive new adventures and life experiences.

Occasionally, the Redwing Blackbird symbolism will be asking you if you have become too territorial. Thus, you may need to allow others into your space so that more collaboration can take place. You do not have to accomplish everything on your own.

Totem, Spirit Animal

People with the Redwing Blackbird totem have an awareness of all changes of perception as they unfold within them. Like the Angelfish, their psychic abilities bring forth latent gifts and creativity for those around them. Folks with the Redwing Blackbird totem show others how to move with determination, focus, and tenacity. These people know how to use their power to its fullest potential. They also bring forth the magic of the unseen worlds and balance it with the forces of nature and the earth. Thus they are a messenger of a new awakening.

People with this power animal also have a secure connection with Nature and use their intuition freely in support of her. They bring new surprises to those around them when they least expect it.

Dream Interpretation

When you have a Redwing Blackbird dream, it can signify a lack of motivation. In other words, you are not utilizing your full potential.

Alternatively, a Redwing Blackbird dream represents jealousy, lust, or temptation. If this bird is nesting or feeding young ones, then the vision foretells a future with close family bonds.

Redwing Blackbird – One of the Ten Animals Promoting Change

39 thoughts on “Redwing Blackbird”

  1. I have a Redwing blackbird nesting in my blackberry patch. She started out with 4 eggs. Today 3 of them had hatched. They are the cutest ugly baby’s ever. I wish I could post pics. The parents don’t bother us when we are in the patch. I think they are used to us being around. I feel like it may be my grandfather telling me everything is ok.

  2. There is one red winged blackbird that started “attacking” me recently. It’s a nesting season, and my way to work is obviously too close to his nest… Every morning and afternoon – when he sees me, he goes straight plunging into my head. He’s loud as well!

  3. I was in front of Costco once and there was a whole flock of red-winged blackbirds in the trees nearby, it totally made my day 😀

  4. Jolene K Van Wyhe-Haidle

    For about a week or so a red-winged black bird has been walking to and fro outside my sliding glass doors. At first it would peck on the window trying to get my attention. Lately it has been flying up and down almost the height of my doors against the glass. This happens several times a day.

    I have also been working on creating a new art studio space near my lower level walkout. Yesterday as I was working on the floor, I noticed the same bird was just outside on the slab watching me for the longest time.

    In the past I have had birds for pets–love them. When I have lost loved ones over the years, there is often a mystical appearance of hundreds of birds in one place as if that loved one is saying good bye through the birds. Birds are spiritual and I know this new visitor is trying to tell me something, but what?!

    Any ideas?


    1. This comment is in response to the person creating an art studio. I’m experiencing the same exact behavior from a red wing blackbird. He is not looking at the glass he is definitely looking at me. His calls and songs are especially loud. He is the first thing I hear in the morning and last I hear at night. This has continued for three days throughout the day.

      My daughter worked the entire Memorial Day weekend finding our ancestors and we have expressed to each other the overwhelming emotional and spiritual feelings we have each experienced regarding connection to our family and it’s connection to everything. I live in a cabin on a lake and love nature and do my best to care for and protect animals and native plants. I see our creator in them all and why shouldn’t the same be true for animals? I think the red bird knows what I have experiencing and is confirming and celebrating with me my realization of how wonderful it is to love and be loved and how beautiful and awesome the world is.

      I’m sure your red winged blackbird is expressing something similar to you about your new art studio and your connection to the world and us celebrating with you too. Maybe they are nature”s representatives.

  5. I was waiting for my food at the local McDonald’s and noticed the bird sitting on a sign. I said “that’s a cool looking bird’ and the next thing we knew it was literally about to fly into my car. It ended up landing on my mirror and just looked at us. It was really insane to witness.

    1. This bird sat on my car mirror two days in a row and chirped my rear view mirror. At first I was shocked because I didnt know wat kind of bird it is, but because im a lover of nature, i let it sit, then i googled it and found it is such a magnificent bird with powerful spiritual meaning.

  6. I always loved the RWBB and seen many of them while fishing at a lake in NE Ohio. I now live in Virginia and was thrilled when I saw one, it’s been a few years since I’d seen one. After reading it’s meaning I am a little concerned because I saw it flying through a cemetery as I was leaving the cemetery. Any ideas as to this meaning?

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