Date: 4/30/18 11:21 am
From: DAN SCHEIMAN <birddan...>
Subject: Re: Red-winged blackbirds
Males migrate before females, so now the female-dominated flocks are coming through or are left behind after males have migrated north. Males that breed in Arkansas are starting to set up territories.

Dan Scheiman

Little Rock, AR

> On April 30, 2018 at 1:07 PM CK Franklin <meshoppen...> wrote:
> I have a question about blackbird behavior this time of year. Yesterday in Atkins Bottoms female RWBL outnumbered males by at least 10 to 1 in every small flock we saw. I estimate we saw about 300 blackbirds during the excursion through the bottoms. Is this normal behavior?
> Cindy
> Little Rock

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