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Red-winged blackbirds

March
26

Even more than <a href=”http://nature.lohudblogs.com/2007/03/11/robin-on-the-lawn/” target=”_blank”>robins</a>, I find the song of <a href=”http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Red-winged_Blackbird.html#sound” target=”_blank”>red-winged blackbirds</a> to be a greater harbinger of spring. The small, well, black songbird with red shoulders (The males anyways. Females, like most songbirds, are drab.) show up in wet, marshy areas throughout the Lower Hudson Valley about now. I’ve been hearing them for about a week or 10 days.

Here’s a nice <a href=”http://outdoors.mainetoday.com/news/070325birding.html” target=”_blank”>read</a> on red-winged blackbirds and spring.

This entry was posted on Monday, March 26th, 2007 at 2:55 pm by Mike Risinit. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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