1-22-16 Rusty Blackbirds

January 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Today, twenty plus Rusty Blackbirds were here in the morning. A small group of four, then six came in hungry. 

Six Rusty Blackbirds 1/22/16Six Rusty Blackbirds 1/22/16

We filled the feeders around 8:00 and I also scattered some freeze dried mealworms. The word must have gotten out. There are 16 in this photo along with one European Starling.

  16 Rusty Blackbirds and a European Starling 1/22/1616 Rusty Blackbirds and a European Starling 1/22/16

I also took this short video of the Rusties.

Despite having a couple hours of tree work done, it was the highest count day of the year with 29 species of birds, including the first Barred Owl we've heard.

 


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