Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaeus phoenicius)

23 March

These arrived back in the area about a week ago – always one of the first migrating birds to return with the males a few weeks ahead of the females. They are all over the place, shouting out their “Konk-er-reee” calls and strutting their stuff while tryong to claim the best breeding territories for the ladies when they make it. Can’t be many perople who haven’t noticed them yet.