Thursday, May 6, 2010

Yellow-headed Blackbirds on the north shore

Many thanks to James Barber for sharing this terrific shot of a male Yellow-headed Blackbird that was in the company Brewer’s Blackbirds at John St Rd & Townline, Thunder Bay on May 2nd and 3rd.
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Photo by James Barber
Another Yellow-headed Blackbird was photographed by Nolan Pelland here in Marathon one week ago. Reportedly it didn't stick around for long.

On May 24, 2009, a male Yellow-headed Blackbird was observed at Otter Cove, in Pukaskwa National Park. The bird adeptly captured water striders along the shore of Lake Superior, on a few metres from observers.
Photo by Martha.