Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Our latest Spring storm (17 inches of snow on Saturday) brought a visit from the first yellow-headed blackbird I’ve seen at our house. This fellow was the only member of his species in a large mixed flock of red-winged blackbirds and great-tailed grackles.

It was interesting to note how aggressive he was: he resolutely refused to yield position to any blackbirds and only occasionally to the much larger grackles.

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