Category: Red-winged blackbird

March changes

Look at this. The first week of March. We just had 6″ of snow on top of a foot of ice pack. The temp has been at zero most mornings. We had the third coldest February on record for this area. It seems that… Continue Reading “March changes”

Red-winged blackbird

Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus). New birds under the feeders. Birds of New Jersey¬†assures us that¬†the return of the red-winged blackbirds is a sure sign of spring. Hurrah. Although they often travel in large flocks, in spring males return before females to defend their territory.… Continue Reading “Red-winged blackbird”