Redwing Blackbird – 3/1/11
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 3/1/11
Observation Time: 5:10 p.m.
Observation Location: near Gavins Pond
Common Name: Redwing blackbird
Scientific Name: Agelaius phoeniceus
Comments: First redwing I’ve seen this season. The ground is blanketed in old snow and the pond is still frozen solid. In fall and winter they eat weedy seeds such as ragweed and cocklebur as well as native sunflowers and waste grains.
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