Saturday, September 28, 2013

I'm Sending You a Big______________

     I'm sending you a big flock of Brewer's blackbirds. In the fall we get Brewer's blackbirds for a few days. They come in an enormous flock. This is what happened the other day. Every tree was loaded with birds. They were on the lawns and finding lots to eat. They came in twice on Sept.22 and once on Sept.23  They were here for one day on early Sept. I'm not sure if they were two different flocks or the same flock that came back.

These guys aren't very mannerly( The picture was taken through a window)

    Brewer's blackbirds nest in the northern U.S. and Western Canada. They have adapted to a variety of habitats and food sources. They usually stay together in flocks of about 100. In the winter they stay in the Southern states and Central America down to the Panama canal.

    So in a few more days these birds should reach their winter territories and spend their time marching around yards, parks and open areas. They will probably inundate your feeders like they've done here.