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Odd Red-winged Blackbird behavior

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This morning my wife noticed a Red-winged Blackbird on the ground under our feeders. He has no signs of injury or any other reason for just hanging around. What I find kind of strange is, that he is alone. They normally flock with other RWB's, Blackbirds and Starlings. It just seems odd to me.

I guess my question would be, has anyone every seem this behavior before? He seems very nervous, which I guess would be because he's alone and not within a flock.

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@RustyEFor 3 years a single male Red-winged Blackbird has come to our feeder. He's only here for a few days, by himself, and then moves on. And, like your bird, he is very skittish and nervous. The photo below is one I took of him exactly one year ago today. I'm keeping an eye out to see if he shows up again this year.

Feb 23, 2018

32692767610_1b7885751b_z.jpgIMG_7576-001 by littlebear_elder, on Flickr

Edited by Bird Brain

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I did read that during breeding season, they don't flock and in my area (east Texas) they show to breed year round. So I guess it's not to unusual to see one by himself. Just a first that I can remember. Here is my loner. Not sure, but this could be a first year male. His coloring is not very dark and wings coverts are either more hidden or not filled in yet.

What do you think? First year or I've just never noticed this before. :classic_huh::classic_unsure::classic_wacko:

Red-winged Blackbird_5426Red-winged Blackbird_5453

 

 

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