Jump to content
Whatbird Community

Thought it was a Redwing Blackbird but…

Recommended Posts

Baltimore bird ID needed again (but a  better photo this time).  White Marsh area, June 25, at about 7pm.

There were a lot of Redwing Blackbirds in the area and I didn’t think twice about this image until I looked at the eyes and beak.  However it didn’t match any of the raptors that were common for the area/time of year.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/1/2021 at 8:27 AM, Tony Leukering said:

I don't know if you intended this, but blackbirds are not raptors.

Certainly a Common Grackle with those pale eyes and strongly graduated tail.

Hi Tony,

Yes, I am aware that blackbirds are not raptors, I wasn’t quite sure what it was and noted that it did not match any of the raptors and eliminated that group.  

As Quiscalus mentioned, the eyes and beak profile threw me off.

Thanks for the replies and help as always!


  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...