Saturday, August 2, 2014

Yellow-headed Blackbird Fledgling

Taking a break from my Texas birds, about which I have been posting for the past week, life has not come to a complete stand-still here in Minnesota.  On 9 July 2014, John Holden and I visited the 180th Street Marsh in nearby Dakota County. To our delight, we found several very young Yellow-headed Blackbirds. Perhaps the presence of these blackbirds is why I have found but few dragonflies at this marsh. Readers of my June blog on the species may recall that Yellow-headed Blackbirds only thrive in wetlands replete with dragonfly larvae.

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