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The Hunt for Rusty Blackbirds

Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve

sunny 43 °F

Today I started my yearly search for Rusty Blackbirds which migrate through Thatcher Woods every early spring.

Male NORTHERN CARDINAL:
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WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH:
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White-tailed Deer:
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Fox Squirrel, I think:
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COMMON GRACKLES, EUROPEAN STARLINGS, and RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS:
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Male RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD singing:
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CANADA GEESE:
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Alas, I failed to find the Rusty Blackbirds, but it is a bit early in the season for them. I will return soon to search again!

Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 940 Species (no recent life birds)

Posted by skwclar 15:08 Archived in USA

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