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Smyrna, TN, United States
I’m submitting this in addition to my “rare bird” photo for documentation purposes. On January 18, 2018, 2 female Rusty Blackbirds came to feed during my count time. Here are some additional photos from Sharp Springs Natural Area (1-15-18) and at my FeederWatch count site (11-14-17) for FYI. Also had a Rusty Blackbird at the feeders on 1-7-17 and 1-8-17. Rusty Blackbirds have been here 5 different days so far this January 2018.
Blackbirds & Thrushes
Species: Rusty Blackbird
Photo taken January 15, 2018 at Sharp Springs Natural Area just to show the light eye and rusty plumage of the bird and its habitat. Love the yellow eye and buffy eyebrow.
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