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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.

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I have been seeing these birds at our feeder near Erie Pa since the beginning of March. I lived here 40 years and have never seen them before. They are black with either white or light grey wing caps. I have been hearing what sounds like redwing blackbirds but have not seen any and I am thinking that it might be these birds.747B2876-2736-4A5E-BD59-B27409EBB866.thumb.jpeg.64e741445707a7667cdd5bc72334c486.jpeg

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Looking at the one in flight, down and to the left from the feeder, I'm wondering if there's a dietary issue there -- there's no red visible on that bird, and they don't hide it in flight.

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Hello Julesy, Welcome to Whatbird!, I went through the the blackbird families. There was a blackbird in the family called TricColored blackbird but isn’t in your area. But I found some immature Red-Wing blackbirds that looked similar to yours. There are also some that are immature blackbirds. The site is called donnatello 129. I’m not sure if this site is ok to use however they do have the Red-Wing’ at different stages. I hope this is of value to you.

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