Sunday, May 10, 2020

Female Red-winged Blackbird

We have had a dark bird the last few days feeding on the ground in our feeder area trying to avoid notice. Yesterday I got a good closeup of its throat area.

and I have id'ed the bird as a female Red-winged Blackbird. My Sibley Guide to Birds writes this of the female blackbird "throat often washed pinkish orange" and that is what I have based my id on. This morning there were five of these birds in Bird Alley. I expect to see these birds often today.

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