- Yellow-headed Blackbird
Re: Yellow-headed Blackbird
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Thanks, Florence. Yes, I'm referring to the bird reported as a Tricolored Blackbird. All photos I've seen of a Tricolored Blackbird at this location in the past couple of days are actually of a male Red-winged Blackbird. This is a common mistake at this time of year.
No mistaking that Yellow-headed, which is a really nice find here at this time of year.
I assume you are referring to the "Tri-colored Blackbird" mentioned in some posts and not the Yellow-headed Blackbird?
On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 09:21:48 AM PDT, Dave Compton <davcompton60@...
Hi Dika and everyone,
The blackbird in the photo, and in several other photos posted to eBird there yesterday, is a Red-winged Blackbird. The yellow on males often fades considerably this time of year.
On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 1:39 PM Dika Golovatchoff <digolov@...
I arrived at Goleta Beach just as Florence Sanchez was leaving. Her summary was much more complete than mine. Likewise I did not find the Reddish Egret reported yesterday but did get closer up views of the Yellow-headed Blackbird, which for me is a "life bird." (First posted this morning by David Blue.) I was surprised to find Mike Bush there - a very good friend of mine who had come down from Los Osos (SLO county).
The Yellow-headed Blackbird was very active among the Red-winged Blackbirds and what I also believe was a Tri-colored Blackbird. Also some of what appeared to be Brown-headed Cowbirds. A brilliant male (showing white wing bars) came quite close to me. Some photos at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/digolov/
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