[CT Birds] Fwd: Early Blackbirds

leslieameredith at aol.com leslieameredith at aol.com
Thu Feb 15 09:37:44 EST 2018

They usually arrive at the marsh by Greens Farms Station/Westport by this time of year and are a welcome sound of spring but they’re not here yet. Anyone heard woodcocks yet? They usually arrive here midFeb too. 

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> From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Date: February 15, 2018 at 7:58:44 AM EST
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Early Blackbirds
> Reply-To: Jack Swatt <jswattbirds at snet.net>
> Flocks of male Red-winged Blackbirds arriving at my feeders are always a welcome sign of spring, but I usually don't get them until March.  This morning I had a flock of about 40 raid my feeders.  All were males with 1 Common Grackle and a few Starlings tagging along.  With the forecasted warm up this week and next, I'm not sure to welcome this as a sign of spring or fear this as another sign of Global Warming (not climate change).
> Jack SwattWolcott
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