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    Identify a Bird

    I'm usually pretty good about different types of birds, but I have had a visitor at my feeder the past couple of days that's mostly black and on his wing there is red area, I'm thinking redwing black bird. Today I got a closer look, and after the red area there is a big yellow stripe next to the red. Anyone know ?

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    We have the same kind of bird at our feeders, not sure what they are. If you find out, let me know.

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    that was my guess too, googles your friend ;-)

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    also they hardly ever visit my feeders.... what are you feeding them? Me black oilseeds and suet blocks.

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    Although my feeders were thick with them over the winter, I haven't seen many since April. I'm guessing they've moved back into the marshy areas to build nests and care for their young.
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    Go with your hunch...I see them while kayaking--they love the marsh grasses. Not fond of forest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHillcrestGuy View Post
    Today I got a closer look, and after the red area there is a big yellow stripe next to the red.
    That's a redwing blackbird all right. See them all over some parts of Maryland, especially the eastern shore.
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    Redwing blackbird. They're thick as thieves in Wisconsin; always on the telephone wires above the cornfields.
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    We have/had redwing blackbirds at our feeders in Calvert and Montgomery.

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