A flock of blackbirds, several species. A common sight in the fall throughout the U.S.
Great-tailed Grackle male and female. Hutchinson, KS.
Great-tailed Grackle. Very similar to Boat-tailed Grackle, which is found along the Gulf Coast.
Great-tailed Grackle. Compare size and tail with next slide.
Common Grackle. Yes, they can find a way to eat in most any bird feeder.
Common Grackle, male, shimmering in the sunlight.
Red-winged Blackbird. Although quite common, I never tire of looking at them and listening to them sing.
Red-winged Blackbird. Hon-doo-lee-ou!
Female Red-winged Blackbird.
Brewer's Blackbird. San Diego, CA.
Brewer's Blackbird. Las Vegas. They were everywhere.
Brown-headed Cowbird, male.
Brown-headed Cowbird, female.
Brown-headed Cowbirds on power line. I think the world would get by just fine without them, but that's just me.
Yellow-headed Blackbirds. A very sharp-looking bird with an eerie call.
Baltimore Oriole, male. Great Bend, KS.
Baltimore Oriole. Immature male.
Baltimore Oriole, female.
What a lovely bath this is!
Orchard Oriole. Not many in KS, so I haven't had many photo-ops.
Orchard Oriole. A documented sighting. Improvement photo needed.
Horned Lark, distance shot.
Horned Lark, with "horns" down.
Immature Horned Lark.
Western Meadowlark. Looks pretty much like the Eastern, only the call is much more melodious.
Can you hear him singing?
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