[Mnbird] grackle

Thomas Maiello thomas at angelem.com
Fri Dec 4 13:01:43 CST 2020


You can have mine and all the Red-Winged Blackbirds them. A few smaller flocks and then a big one apparently migrating through the feeders in Maple Grove by Eagle Lake.



Thomas Maiello
West edge of Eagle Lake in Maple Grove


> On Dec 4, 2020, at 12:50 PM, Tami Vogel via Mnbird <mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> wrote:
> 
> We have one, and just one lol, adult grackle that show up every fall and stays through the winter. It showed up a week or so ago. This will be it's fourth year w us. It brings young in the late summer and then disappears to reappear in late Nov/early December. No sign of the young in the winter, always here alone.
> 
> It eats the suet, pecks around at the mixed seed and peanuts, and drinks from the heated baths. 
> 
> I'm only assuming it's the same bird - it's not banded - but since we have one and only one in the winter and then for a couple weeks in the summer (w the exception of it's fledglings) I'm pretty sure it's the same bird.
> 
> 
> Gorgeous day to be birding! 
> 
> 
> Regards,
> Tami in Afton
> 
> 
> 
> From: Mnbird <mnbird-bounces at lists.mnbird.net> on behalf of Richard Carlson via Mnbird <mnbird at lists.mnbird.net>
> Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 12:41:35 PM
> To: Steve Kreofsky <stevek at wakconstruction.com>
> Cc: Mnbird (mnbird at lists.mnbird.net) <mnbird at lists.mnbird.net>
> Subject: Re: [Mnbird] grackle
>  
> Check carefully for Rusty Blackbird
> 
> Richard Carlson
> Full time birder, part time economist
> Tucson & Lake Tahoe
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> > On Dec 4, 2020, at 11:30 AM, Steve Kreofsky via Mnbird <mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> wrote:
> > 
> > I have what appears to be a female grackle at my feeders lately. Is it not unusual at this time of year?
> > 
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