I observed some interesting Red-winged Blackbird behavior this weekend at Berlin Pond. There was a flock of 15 or more blackbirds in the tops of a stand of White Pine. The blackbirds were landing on the cone-laden branches and looked to be gleaning seeds from the mature, open cones. It was fascinating to see all the birds in the flock seemly engaged in the activity!
Chip Darmstadt, Executive Director North Branch Nature Center (802) 229-6206 www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org
-----Original Message----- From: Vermont Birds [mailto:<VTBIRD...>] On Behalf Of b flewelling Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 1:13 PM To: <VTBIRD...> Subject: [VTBIRD] Red-winged Blackbird
A lone male Red-winged Blackbird just showed up at my feeders! His black really showed up against the snow.