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In the midst of a recent snowstorm, Leonard and I saw and heard our first harbingers of spring. Normally red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) begin to appear in the cottonwoods beside our house in February or early March. They flock in … Continue reading

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Interesting Assemblage

An interesting collection of birds at Ash Creek Wildlife Area (Modoc County CA) – l to r: long-billed dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus), killdeer (Charadrius vociferus), red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) and willet (Tringa semipalmatus). The dowitcher will continue its spring migration to … Continue reading

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Yellow-headed Blackbird

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Another spring arrival – earlier than usual this year! Yellow-headed blackbirds (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) usually return to Big Valley in April. My notes for the last several years support this: 2007, April 19th;  2008, March 31st; 2009, oops, no record; 2010, April 29th; 2011, … Continue reading

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Red-winged Blackbird

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Another sign of spring – all of our windows are covered with white streaks! The red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is one of the most abundant North American birds, found throughout the year in large portions of the United States. Northern populations … Continue reading

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