Montana Outdoors

March 29, 2011

“conk-la-ree!”

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:40 pm

Red-winged Blackbird

The familiar call and those bright red shoulder patches are present again in our landscape with the return of the Red-winged Blackbirds. As I look at the Range Map by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology on their All About Birds website I see that their summer range in Montana corresponds very closely to the normal pattern of the Arctic air that enters the state in winter and suggests to me that may be the reason why they don’t winter here.

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