[CT Birds] Blackbirds

Mntncougar at aol.com Mntncougar at aol.com
Thu Mar 19 10:12:45 EDT 2015

Woke up this morning to faint bird sounds I didn't recognize as  the normal 
morning chorus in my yard. But when I got to the kitchen it was much  loude
r and I knew; Blackbirds! Of course I have them every spring, but today is  
definitely a record. Well over 100 Red-wings and I'm guessing a dozen C  
Grackles, although it's hard to tell because they split up in my different  
feeding areas. (I've had much larger flocks of Grackles, but generally they 
just  pass through). 
I suspect there are so many here because in this area the  ground is still 
100% snow covered and the lakes, ponds and marshes are frozen  solid. Even 
the small Rivers and streams have been pretty much ice covered. It's  nice to 
see them as signs of spring, but I hope they don't overstay their  welcome.
Don Morgan, Coventry,  Ct
mntncougar at aol.com

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