Date: 2/1/18 1:41 pm From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...> Subject: [Tweeters] Rusty Blackbird Snohomish County
Around noon today, I saw a female Rusty Blackbird in a mixed flock of starlings and blackbirds along Thomle Rd. near Stanwood. I had two brief looks at the bird on the ground at 8430 Thomle before the flock flew into the trees - Much brighter than other birds with rufous and buffy coloring on wings, chest and head. Poor lighting made it impossible to pick out the bird again once the flock went to the trees. The bird was next to the chicken coop on the east side of the house. Many birds around the house and further down the road in the area of the barn.