Threshold concentrations of an anthraquinone-based repellent for Canada geese, red-winged blackbirds
, and ring-necked pheasants.
September: American goldfinch October: ring-necked pheasant November: American crow December: eastern screech-owl January: bald eagle February: northern cardinal March: red-winged blackbird
April: trumpeter swan May: American robin June: eastern bluebird July: eastern meadowlark August: great blue heron As September drew near, I emailed press releases to K-12 school districts, newspapers, TV stations, outdoor journalists, art and conservation organizations, writing programs, ornithology departments, bookstores, writing groups, birding groups, Audubon Magazine, every single person at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and all my fabulous poet friends who were besieged for free work every single day (forgive me).
Both will attract quail, doves, juncos, sparrows, towhees, cowbirds and red-winged blackbirds
Caption: Male red-winged blackbirds
(top left) and male boat-tailed grackles (bottom left) may be flashy, but it's the females (right column) that have made the difference in evolving plumage diversity.
That list includes snowy egrets, red-winged blackbirds
and American kestrels.
At the start of 2011, people around the world woke up to the news that some 3,000 red-winged blackbirds
were tumbling from the skies above Arkansas, shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve.
So does listening to the warbling trills of red-winged blackbirds
that call across the endless spartina grass that all seems to grow to exactly the same height.
Starting then and for the rest of his life, he photographed bitterns, red-winged blackbirds
, and marsh wrens, among other bird species.
The most abundant species were grasshopper and Henslow's sparrows as well as eastern meadowlarks (Sturnella magna) and red-winged blackbirds
On September 7, 1905 Wilbur was piloting and recorded that he tangled with a flock of birds (probably red-winged blackbirds
), killing one, but with no ill effects to pilot or plane.
Despite an early report that red-winged blackbirds
clustered nests in stands of Lythrum salicaria even when stands of cattail were available for nesting (Rawinski and Malecki, 1984), subsequent studies have reported no relationship between red-winged blackbird
abundance or density and L.
has quashed a rumor that its planned 150,000-SF supercenter in Beebe is on hold while an environmental study is done to determine the impact on the red-winged blackbirds
in the area.
Five thousand red-winged blackbirds
, oddly aloft at night, got
The term "blackbird", when used in reference to agricultural pests, refers to red-winged blackbirds
of various sub-specific designations (Agelaius phoenicius Linnaeus; Passiformes: Icteridae) and boat-tailed grackles (Quiscalus major Vieillot; Passiformes: Icteridae) as well as other blackbird and grackle species.
(2004) reported that the depredations on sweet corns (Zea mays L.) by red-winged blackbirds
were apparent highly in summer.