Red Winged Blackbirds

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MNguy
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:58 pm
Location: Dakota Cty, MN
Martin Colony History: 2014 - first year, zero activity
2015 - Nothing
2016 - SY male visited and stayed a few weeks, unable to attract a mate
2017 - SY pair arrived June 6 - 3 eggs laid, 2 hatched, 1 fledged.
2018 - ASY male, SY female - 5 eggs, 5 hatched, lost all 5 prematurely
2019 - SY male hungout for a month, no mate, several visitors
2020 - Hopeful....

Red Winged Blackbirds

Postby MNguy » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:40 am

Hi All,

We live on a pond and this year the Red Winged Blackbirds have taken a liking to perching on my martin set up. I finally have some SY activity at my site. The martins and blackbirds seem to co-exist OK, but should I be discouraging the blackbirds from sitting there?

Black Jack
Posts: 38
Joined: Mon May 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Location: NC

Re: Red Winged Blackbirds

Postby Black Jack » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:52 am

No, they will move on. I see no reason not to let them chill for awhile. :mrgreen:

Spiderman
Posts: 737
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:19 am
Location: Gladewater, Texas

Re: Red Winged Blackbirds

Postby Spiderman » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:02 pm

We have them here too.

They get along with the Martins just fine.
2008 - 33 PAIR - FLEDGED 96 YOUNG
2009 - 51 PAIR - FLEDGED 166 YOUNG
2010 - 45 PAIR - FLEDGED 146 YOUNG
2011 - 33 PAIR - 128 HATCHED, 97 FLEDGED
2012 - 37 PAIR - 119 HATCHED, 101 FLEDGED


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