All posts tagged “red-winged blackbirds

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Harbinger

Have you noticed the red-winged blackbirds are back? I started seeing males about a week ago and now there are loads of them around. The arrival of these boys is a harbinger of spring, and if today is an example they’ve got it right. I… Read More

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What the Crow Said

It was chaos up in the spruces out back yesterday. There is a colony of red-winged blackbirds living up there somewhere in the high branches. Mid-afternoon a raiding party of crows showed up, creating havoc. The blackbirds did not take this sitting down. The whole… Read More

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A surprise

I was up on a tall ladder this afternoon, stringing some garden lights between trees out behind Anchovy World Headquarters when I noticed a bird flitting about on a spruce branch about twenty feet away from me. I settled in to watch, and soon realized… Read More