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#1 Grandpa577

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:26 PM

I can see two other species flying with the Pine Siskins. What is confusing me is that these birds should each weigh 3x what a Pine Siskin weighs and be 1.5x longer.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:34 PM

they look like Red-winged Blackbirds

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:49 PM

and a Brown-headed Cowbird? (lower right in the triangle of birds in the upper left corner)

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:49 PM

I see a female Brown-headed Cowbird in there, but I agree that most are Red-winged Blackbirds.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:58 PM

I see a female Brown-headed Cowbird in there, but I agree that most are Red-winged Blackbirds.

Are they almost all female Red-winged Blackbirds? The local mixed flocks left here in early September (latest) and the young males were already beginning to transition into all black with the whitish wing-bar. Is it likely that these birds were fledged 6 to 8 weeks later and are 'juveniles'?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:48 AM

Are they almost all female Red-winged Blackbirds? The local mixed flocks left here in early September (latest) and the young males were already beginning to transition into all black with the whitish wing-bar. Is it likely that these birds were fledged 6 to 8 weeks later and are 'juveniles'?


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:42 AM

More likely another wave of migrants coming down from the north?
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