Date: 8/1/20 8:02 pm From: R Stewart <2cnewbirds...> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] ID for blackbirds
Richard, Would you mind sharing the steps to find these photos on ebird. Still learning....
On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 8:43 AM Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...> wrote:
> The smooth coloration is a good indicator of European Starlings, too. You > can sort photos on eBird using the filters to show only immature ones; take > a look at these photos of young starlings, > < > https://ebird.org/media/catalog?taxonCode=eursta&mediaType=p&q=European%20Starling%20-%20Sturnus%20vulgaris&age=i > > > and compare them to RWBLs. That helped me, here. > > On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 8:17 AM Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> > wrote: > > > Yes, young starlings. > > > > ________________________________ > > 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 > > > > > -- > Richard | @richlitt <https://twitter.com/richlitt> | burntfen.com > <http://www.burntfen.com> >