Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Is this a Rusty Blackbird?

While checking the updates on the blogs that I follow, I saw a picture of a bird that looked familiar.  www.askthebirds.org had a photo of a Rusty Blackbird.

I had a bird come to my feeders last winter and spring, that I could not identify.

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After looking at the Rusty Blackbird, I am hoping I have found it.

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It came in with all the Indigo and Painted Buntings, the Cardinals, Catbirds etc. But it was the only one like it.


  1. I think you probably are looking at a female Red-winged Blackbird. Sorry.

  2. I do not believe that is a Rusty Blackbird, but I am not sure. To me it looks like a female Red-winged blackbird, but I could be wrong

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  4. Thanks for the help...I am happy with a female Redwing Blackbird. We see very few of those at the house. I did see 1 last year. I think I am too far back in the woods with no pond for them to come often.


  5. Whatever it is Carol, it's a lovely looking bird.

  6. Definitely not a Rusty, but is a female Red-wing

  7. Sorry it is a Red-wing. However, I am inclined to go with Juvie male.


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