Red-winged Blackbird (FIRST sighted)

Date: 03/13/2014

A red-winged blackbird stopped briefly in the yard, pausing on a shepherd's hook. At first I thought it was a starling, because it was a bit speckled, but then I noticed the yellow stripe on its wings, and a faint hint of red. I picked up the camera and took a photo through the window blinds. I was surprised because the cattail marshes around here are still pretty frozen, although we have had some thawing weather.

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Eldora, IA

Latitude: 42.3 Longitude: -93.1

Observed by: Linda
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