Date: 3/12/17 5:44 pm From: Tony Futcher <tonyfutcher1...> Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Fairfax feeder with all black birds, thick bill, need ID help
those are female Brown-headed Cowbirds. They can look a little different, depending on the light. Note the rather short heavy beak - different from most blackbirds, which have longer sharper bills.
Good birding, Tony Futcher
On 3/12/2017 6:03 PM, Jerry Blondell wrote: > Could someone help me identify the all-black birds in the two videos > from my bird feeder cam this afternoon. > > Reply directly to <jblondell...> unless I've stumbled across > something really rare, then reply to list. > > Each video is just a minute long and has close ups of all black birds, > with black eyes, and a thick beak. Has to be female cowbirds I guess, > but guide books say they should be paler gray-brown (Sibley) and these > don't look right? > > https://youtu.be/4CfC-1Dzkkk > > https://youtu.be/yO8_advIVcI > > > Jerry Blondell <https://youtu.be/yO8_advIVcI> > > Springfield, Fairfax, VA <https://youtu.be/yO8_advIVcI> > > *** You are subscribed to va-bird as <tonyfutcher1...> If you > wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit > http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird *** >