This morning on Blodgett Rd, Vernon there was an enormous flock of
blackbirds. I estimated between 3,000 and 4,000. Vast majority were RWBL,
though there were also lots of grackles and starlings. Would not be
surprised if there was a yellow-headed in that lot somewhere. Trick is -
picking it out! These are probably the birds from the Hinsdale reedbed roost
site, which has held up to 10,000 individuals.


Hector Galbraith

Climate Change and Energy Initiative

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences


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