Blackbird reminder

This is just a reminder to keep your eyes open for Blackbirds (Red-wings, Grackles, Rusty’s, Cowbirds, etc).  They should be arriving any day now.  When you see your first one of the year, be sure to leave a comment here on the blog.  It is just a fun thing to note when you see one for the 1st time each year.

9 responses to this post.

  1. My first red wing blackbird sighting of the year was on Feb. 29th at the Cuddy Pond on Millifarry Drive. Just one male in a snow shower stopping at the edge of the pond then passing by on the way to Strathroy.
    Obviously a scout!


  2. There was a blackbird calling on top of the phragmites at Strathroy Marsh Walk – I think it was a grackle, but not 100% sure – we were driving by. I will go back to investigate tomorrow maybe.


  3. Posted by saunders on February 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    how do i post a new topic???
    … just wanted to mention that there is a snowy owl by the watford dump. Gorgeous bird, huge!


  4. Posted by saunders on February 28, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    just had my first Robin of 2012


  5. Posted by Lynn Sanders on February 28, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    A single male cowbird arrived at our feeders Sat. April 18th and was seen again the next day. And on he went.


  6. Posted by Luann Van Es on February 28, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I saw three red-winged black birds near Melbourne yesterday.


  7. Posted by saunders on February 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I have had brown-headed cowbirds @ my feeders intermittently since January….. So…. Shrug, maybe not such an acurate indication of spring.


  8. Posted by Jean Bernard on February 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Grackles at our suet cakes this morning on Pannell Lane.


  9. I saw a grackle at my feeder in Delaware yesterday. Also saw a cowbird at the neighbour’s feeder last Monday the 20th.
    Emily White


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