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Red-winged Blackbird (FIRST sighted)

Date: 01/15/2014

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I was surprised to see an immature male redwinged blackbird eating from a suet ball and from our bird feeders here in northeast Iowa mid January. He's been with us for a month now. He had the streaked plumage and a dull orange epaulet instead of the bright red/yellow of an adult male redwinged. He is quite aggressive, chasing away larger blue jays. I don't know if he jumped the gun on migration or never migrated south for some reason.

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Hopkinton, IA

Latitude: 42.3 Longitude: -91.2

Observed by: Susanne
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