Keith Kridler, Texas

flock of Blackbirds

February 1, 2011
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Categories: General, Non-Daffodil

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Do I get extra points for the most birds in a back yard so far:-)) We have huge flocks of mixed species of blackbirds. In the second photo in the lower left hand corner there are two male Brown Headed Cowbirds, In the fore ground there is a mix of male and female Redwinged Blackbirds. Most of the birds in the flock are Common Grackles I think. Normally there will be some European Starlings and sometimes a Brewer’s Blackbird and or Rusty Blackbirds in these flocks. On occasion you will see more than a couple species of Grackles.
We are supposed to go down to single digits F tonight, I really hope not but they predict 80 hours now below 32*F. Almost unheard of for our area. This will kill off nearly all of the tazetta foliage and blooms that are already above ground. Keith Kridler Mt. Pleasant, Texas

One response to “flock of Blackbirds”

  1. Donna Dietsch says:
    Sorry about the tazettas, Keith.  You still have more to bloom, if I understand you right.  Columbus will enjoy below freezing temps tonight with freezing rain that may get 1 inch thick.  Then they said possibly sleet and snow on top of that.  We have been below freezing since Thanksgiving with snow cover all that time.  I have cabin fever, bigtime!!
    Donna