Brewer’s Blackbird

In another part of the large, widespread flock, several Red-winged Blackbirds, a few Common Grackles and American Robins were tossing up leaves on the floor of the woods, and among them was a very plain blackbird that caught my eye because it looked different from the others. It was slender, with a thin straight bill, and plumage that was a very plain, drab gray all over – maybe it was grayish-brown, but it looked shadowy gray – with slightly darker wings, and its eye was dark, not yellow or pale. I think it may have been a female Brewer’s Blackbird.

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