This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:
, British Columbia
Glade Park, Colorado
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
Avon Park, Florida
Big Pine Key, Florida
New Port Richey East, Florida
South Daytona, Florida
Gages Lake, Illinois
Maccullom Lake, Illinois
Sioux City, Iowa
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Loch Lynn Heights, Maryland
Traverse City, Michigan
Cole Camp, Missouri
Beachwood, New Jersey
North Brunswick Township, New Jersey
Hamburg, New York
Mars Hill, North Carolina
Gold Hill, Oregon
Mill City, Oregon
Starr, South Carolina
Copperas Cove, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Glenn Heights, Texas
Nassau Bay, Texas
Essex Junction, Vermont
Lake Goodwin, Washington
|Positive ||sonnet ||On Mar 12, 2009, sonnet from Hamel, MN wrote:
In summer I love to hear their distinct, pleasant call ("kook-A-rrreeeee!") as I walk around the lakes. They are numerous here in MN in warmer weather, and seem to enjoy hanging out in the cattails.
|Neutral ||Ohioborn ||On Feb 17, 2010, Ohioborn from Patriot, IN wrote:
Three of these fellows appeared on this snowy day at the bird feeder. They were eating seed off the ground along with all the other hungry birds.
|Positive ||BajaBlue ||On Feb 17, 2010, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a) wrote:
As a child I lived in the Rio Grande
Valley (far south tip ) of Texas,
Tropical to sub-tropical area, and
a recognized popuar interntional
f;uway for migrting wild birds.
These birds could be seen hordes
descenting on fallow fields, I as-
sume searching for seeds or
Now all these years later, we live
in North Texas we see the red
wings later in the winter although
probably during approximately
the same climate and weather
conditions (cloudy cold windy)
For us they are harbingers of
spring, an even earlier sign
of the hope ot spring, more
so than evem the robins arriv/al
later in winter/early spring.
The red winged blackbirds flocks
have a beaitiful flight pattern
with the appearamce of black
waves as they take off amd circle
around befor taking off in a
|Neutral ||plantladylin ||On Feb 25, 2010, plantladylin from Daytona Beach, FL
(Zone 9b) wrote:
We see these birds in our area during the winter months, usually with flocks of Common Grackles and Brown-headed Cowbirds.
|Negative ||Martin_Taylor ||On Mar 21, 2010, Martin_Taylor from Mountain Home, AR
(Zone 6b) wrote:
Same as plantladylin from (Zone 9b):
I see these birds in our area during the winter months and early spring, coming in waves with the flocks of Common Grackles and Brown-headed Cowbirds and Starlings.
The combinations of the above wipe out our feeders, leaving nothing for the Cardinals, Juncos, Goldfinches, Blacked-Capped Chickadees. At least, the Blue Jays and Nuthatches have alternate food sources, rather than grains.
I remember growing up in Alabama, they were not like this.
|Positive ||gardeningfun ||On Apr 17, 2010, gardeningfun from Harpersfield, OH
(Zone 5a) wrote:
We have one of these birds in our yard every day. He is so pleasant and chirps a lot. He sits in the same tree each day and if disturbed, simply flies to the next pine tree and sits there for a while. I love the red and yellow wings! They are just beautiful. Once in a while he is joined by a couple other blackbirds. I believe he built a nest in our pine trees, but am not sure and don't want to disturb them.
|Neutral ||merigold ||On Jun 2, 2010, merigold from Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b) wrote:
This is a bird that we never see in the city. We tend to see them along the roadside in fields.
|Neutral ||Sheryll52 ||On Jun 3, 2010, Sheryll52 from Avon Park, FL wrote:
I moved to Central Florida from Miami, hence , I didnt see much wildlife till I got here. When I first started my feeders, there was one, then two. I was initially excited however, they quickly multiplied and made it difficult for the cardinals, woodpeckers, finches, and bluebirds to eat. They are beautiful but they also attract those darn grackles which are numerous in Miami. Sorry to say I dont hate them but they are very hungry.
|Positive ||audsrz ||On Dec 31, 2010, audsrz from Traverse City, MI
(Zone 5a) wrote:
Living in a region blessed with so much fresh water, we have cattails growing in nearly every roadside ditch. Hardly a mile can you travel without the distinctive call and seeing nests under construction every spring.
|Negative ||geneva_illinois ||On Oct 1, 2012, geneva_illinois from Geneva, IL wrote:
I live next door to a wetland that was planted with cattails a few years ago. The Red-winged Blackbirds have come by the hundreds and nest there. I watch these aggressive birds chase away the desirable birds such as finches, swallows, catbirds and cedar waxwings. The Blackbirds increase in number yearly. They empty bird feeders in an hour and chase away other birds in my bird bath. They have become a problem because they reduce the diversity of bird species.
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