Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

I don’t think I have ever seen one before.

If the light is right you can’t miss it. Beautiful bird.

Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird

It is close to a Grackle, in size and look.

They breed in Canada, the northern boreal forests, and winter in the Lowcountry.

Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird

Once a very common bird the numbers have plummeted recent. The usual man made reasons, and a new twist added. In some areas Cow Birds, and Grackles are poisoned as pests.

Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird

Now that I know they like our swamps in the winter I’ll certainly be looking for them.

4 thoughts on “Rusty Blackbird”

  1. I like this one .. looks very dapper 🙂 If I’ve ever seen a pic of it before I’ve forgotten, think it’s a new bird species to me!

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