April 28, 2017

Yellow-headed blackbird.

We went to Mitchell's Bay on Lake St. Clair to look for the yellow-headed blackbirds that were being seen.
They were exactly where they were reported to be.
Birders know that is not necessarily the case, birds have wings and they use them.

Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

The male Yellow-headed Blackbird defends a small territory of prime nesting reeds. He may attract up to eight females to nest within his area. The male helps feed nestlings, but usually only in the first nest established in his territory. The other females have to feed their young all by themselves.

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