Out West Birds(Part 1)
Out west birds.
Out west birds.
The blackbirds drain the feeder in minutes! The other birds haven’t much of an opportunity to feed
Tons of blackbirds! Cowbirds, a Red-winged Blackbird, Starlings, and Common Grackles!
Red-winged Blackbird feeding fledgling at Huffman Prairie Flying Field 7/25/21
When I found these nests I was AMAZED at what these birds can do. Though when I tried standing up on my kayak to look inside a tree swallow nesting box, It was empty! But when I paddled under a small bridge, I found Five pink tree swallow eggs, at first I thought they were mourning dove eggs but after more research I’m pretty sure there are tree swallow. Later when I traveled back, in the reeds there was a red winged blackbird nest. Three white eggs were in this one, I can’t wait to see how these eggs grow up.
Birding with two of my sisters, we saw about 20 species. It lasted 1 hour and 20 mins. I hope ya’ll had a good Global Big Day!
HUGE variety of birds in the Horicon Marsh! Palm Warblers, TONS of Canada Geese, Tree and Barn Swallows, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, American White Pelicans, ducks, Killdeers, Purple Martins, TONS of Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles, Forster’s Terns, Herring Gulls, and much more!
These birds flew in about 2 weeks ago and came through in waves every couple of days (or so it seemed). There were at a minimum of 25 in a flock, possibly more. I am inexperienced and don’t know the rules of birdwatching. I just watch birds and love to take pictures. Well, I had assumed they were Starlings, but then my sister who watches birds more seriously than I do, thought possible Purple Finches. But, then, because the birds were feeding on the ground that did not seem a correct id. I finally found Lark Buntings seemed similar, but it is really hard to tell from the pictures online. The pictures in my Birds of Texas were more similar.
I have seen many Red-winged Blackbirds in my backyard; however, none that looked like this. To my knowledge, this is possibly a young (first year) male Red-winged Blackbird…or at least that is my best guess. I invite you to let me know if I am right or wrong. If I am wrong, kindly identity this beautiful bird for me.
The retention pond across the street was dredged last summer, so the red winged blackbirds moved into our (very small!) pond.
While checking on an Osprey nest, I noticed a busy Red-winged Blackbird. The little one was begging for food. Then I thought was the pursuit of food the encouragement for short flights around the marsh. I wanted to submit this to your FEEDING TIME category.
All of these birds can be found at the Johns Creek Environmental Campus Center in Johns Creek, Georgia. It is a bit hidden but in a man made forest and creek park.