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Charles Callahan

Charles Callahan

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We live in Corrales, between Albuquerque and Rio Rancho in New Mexico. During the winter, we enjoy the seasonal arrival of Sandhill cranes and entice some of them by tossing out a bucket of cracked corn. By doing so, we also attract the attention of crows, quail, red-winged black birds and others, among of which is a flock of birds I cannot identify, not from bird books I have (like the Audubon Field Guide of New America) or Whatbird.com. To dispel the mystery, I am attaching a photo I took this morning of the birds while they were feeding . The length of a side of the hexagon bowl is 6 inches. Thanks very much!     86712360_2633422743437785_11114284655103

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Those are female/immature male Red-winged Blackbirds. Unlike almost completely black adult males, they are very streaked overall. Note the slender, conical bill, which differentiates them from many similar birds like Song Sparrows.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-winged_Blackbird/id

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