Date: 9/10/17 11:22 am
From: Anthony Futcher <tonyfutcher1...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] help w/ bird ID please. See photos. Purple martins with starlings?
Not Red-wings.

I'm almost certain these are Brown-headed Cowbirds, but the amount of
notch in the tails bothers me. They just do not look like Martins. They
have the variability in plumage that one would expect from Cowbirds at
this time of year.

Good birding,

Tony Futcher

Hyattsville, MD

On 9/10/2017 12:07 PM, Ted on Little Round Bay wrote:
> The most obvious choice would be redwing blackbirds, but the tail doesn't look right. Are these purple martins w/ the starlings? The only noises were some starling sounds. Thanks for the help!

Tony Futcher
Hyattsville, MD

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