Sing a song of sixpence

An isolated shot of just one Red-wing Blackbird. There were others around. In fact, you will rarely see these blackbirds as singletons; there are always others around. Sometimes those others may include Grackles or Brown-headed Cowbirds. It’s always a party with Red-wing Blackbirds.

You might see them flying in flocks of 10 to 100 individuals. (Did anyone say “four and twenty”?) The entire flock will land together in the top of a group of trees. I’ve noticed they’re particularly fond of pine trees. In pines, they become invisible, save for the movement of a few birds, but the noise they make with their “skrr” call is unmistakable.

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