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
> >
>
>
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> Richard | @richlitt <https://twitter.com/richlitt> | burntfen.com
> <http://www.burntfen.com>
>


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Ruth Stewart
E. Dorset VT
 
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