Snow speckled Red-Winged Blackbird singing in a light squall.
- via Wikimedia Commons
But I also had some redwings at my feeder this winter. Warmer temperatures and a greater supply of food and water could be some reasons a few Red-winged Blackbirds are still around. The cold doesn't bother them as long as they can find enough food. Perhaps it is another result of climate change.
They are probably young males trying to stick it out so they will be the first ones back to claim a nesting territory in late Feb or early March.
You can view the normal Range Map at: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-winged_Blackbird/id
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- All about the Red-Winged Blackbird: http://bit.ly/qAeiyj
- Red-winged Blackbird info http://bit.ly/yQPs61
- Blackbird Battle http://bit.ly/xFsHIN
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