In December I was lucky enough to get this comment from the USA about a black bird that had some white tail feathers.
We have a blackbird with several white tail feathers visiting our feeder here in NJ today. Regards Nelson
I emailed Nelson back to make sure NJ stood for New Jersey. The reply was
NJ does stand for New Jersey. Today’s sighting is ther first time we’ve seen this particular bird with the the white tail feathers.
I think it’s interesting that white feathered blackbirds span the globe.
I’m interested in the blackbird I see so I decided to have a category for my white tailed blackbird so I can keep tabs on when I see him.
I have not seen either of our blackbirds that have some white tail feathers for a few weeks.
I get about ten blackbirds a day now! I think it’s because I put cheese out. They are sometimes like a small flock flitting round.
The thrushes are always in the background as well.