Yup, same as you. I have what I think is one male who's regularly
visited the feeders for the last several years. It could be several,
but I think it's just one because I've never seen two there or seen one
come in and chase another one off.
At the risk of anthropomorphizing shamelessly, he arrives usually with a
great flourish, lands on the top of the pole holding the feeders, puffs
out his epaulets and utters a few loud calls, then chases off any other
birds who didn't immediately scatter at his arrival and proceeds to chow
down. He seems to think the feeder belongs to him.
On 7/15/2011 8:04 PM, Debbie Lyter wrote:
> I am writing to find out if anyone else has had this experience. In all of
> my years of feeding birds and watching my parents do the same while I
> grew up, I can never remember seeing a Red Winged Blackbird eat at
> the feeders in our yard. Actually, we usually never have any around our
> yard at all. For the past 2-3 weeks, there has been one male that keeps
> coming to the different feeders which have sunflower meaties, wild bird
> seed, thistle and other seeds. Have any of you experienced this before?
> I love it but it is just so unusual for us.
> Thank you,
> Debbie Lyter
> Bristol, VT