My generous neighbor Gail Gardner called me over to see him at her feeder--you know your neighborhood is good when someone calls you to come see a bird.
Yellow-headed Blackbirds aren't rare but the only chance to see them here is during migration.
And I've never seen one before, which made Friday a great day.
According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the birds range north into Canada and west into Pacific coast states to breed in summer. For more about these gorgeous migrants, check out this link: Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds.
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