Date: 7/31/20 5:17 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ID for blackbirds
Yes, young starlings.

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From: Vermont Birds <VTBIRD...> on behalf of Martha Pfeiffer <0000001a1bef7484-dmarc-request...>
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 8:16 AM
To: <VTBIRD...> <VTBIRD...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] ID for blackbirds

Ruth Stewart and I encountered a flock of blackbirds late in the afternoon and cannot differentiate them from starlings or red-winged blackbirds. Photos are attached to the checklist below if you care to take a look and offer your suggestions. None that we could spot had yellow beaks yet to me the beak shows more like a starling than red-ing. Juvenile starlings do have black beaks? Another bird puzzle to figure out!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S71939854

Martha in Dorset
 
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