Stoney Creek (Wintergreen) 2/25/12

All photos are Marshall Faintich


Strong winds continued today with gusts more than 50 m.p.h., and there were white caps on Lake Monocan, so I headed back and explored along the street where we live. I saw a small flock of birds near Sawmill Creek pond #4 - they were Rusty Blackbirds, males and females in various non-breeding to breeding plumages. I am sure of at least eight of them, and when they flew away, at least four more took off along with the flock. However, at least one of them was a Red-winged Blackbird, so I am not sure of the total number of Rustys.


Rusty Blackbird


Rusty Blackbird


Rusty Blackbird


Rusty Blackbird


Rusty Blackbird


Rusty Blackbird


Rusty Blackbird


Rusty Blackbird


Rusty Blackbirds


Rusty Blackbirds


Rusty Blackbirds


Rusty Blackbirds


Rusty Blackbirds


Rusty Blackbirds


Rusty and Red-winged Blackbirds



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