Blackbirds

Did you know that in late Fall swarms of blackbirds moving in large groups are a signal that the weather is getting colder?  So remember, when the temperatures drop, expect to see them in and around your feeders.  They are also supposedly great communicators and know that traveling in large numbers prevent predators from attacking.



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Blackbirds

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Sandra said…
love the photo of the trees and all those black birds. not sure if this applies to FL but last week at walmart, there were dozens on the ground in the parking lot and they were HUGE, the biggest I have ever seen
It's harder to pick out a subject if there's bunches of them moving around. Same applies to eagles hunting coots on a lake. It's always the straggler or outlier that gets picked off. Stay safe
carol l mckenna said…
Wonderful post and photos about the blackbirds ~

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Phil Slade said…
Bird migration is a wonderful phenomenon. Much more so when we can see it happening. One day they are around, the next day gone until next year.
Ginny Hartzler said…
Crows especially are so very smart!!
I did not know that. Very interesting. I usually get a large group of black birds (grackles, I think) when my dogwood tree has red berries (the flowers) in the Fall. I didn't notice them this year, but maybe I wasn't around when they stopped by. They make quite a lot of noise, calling out to each other, as they eat in the tree. It looks like a horror scene from The Birds, just like your photos do! I say that with good humor, of course. I'll have to keep an eye out for large groups of black birds, because as you know, it got very cold here the past few days. Ugh.
Ann said…
I didn't know that but now I do. :)
Inger said…
I've had the blackbirds here recently, so many of them. When they line up on the wires it's an amazing sight.
Jutta.K. said…
I love Blackbirds.
Your photos are imressive.
One of this birds is flying to may picture

Look here
Our blackbirds in Scotland are flocking too, though they never gather in flocks that size, unless with other thrush species.
Debbie said…
this is a very common sight in our backyard!!
Rambling Woods said…
Yes and they stock up at my feeders
Anni said…
Amazing number of blackbirds! Wow. Thanks so much for sharing this post with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'. And, sorry so late in getting around to paying you a visit....this week, it's been a slow lazy time.

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