Redwing Pond was named for its redwinged blackbirds, which loved the pondshore’s cattails.
Dr. James J. S. Johnson
Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water? (Job 8:11)
Wetlands are defined by their mix of hydrophilic plants (such as “rush” and “flags” and cattails), wetland hydrology, and hydric soils. And redwinged blackbirds love cattails.
See comment to posting (about pondside Wood Storks, foraging in Florida) in December of AD2016, for listing of Redwood Pond Institute / Cross Timbers Institute departments.