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Old Sunday 11th April 2010, 21:27   #1
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Florida - Grackles and Blackbirds

Hello all, had a really good trip to Florida over Easter - despite not being allowed to do any birdwatching I spotted over 70 species but I have a few doubts as a UK resident! First in a series [sorry] are these: I think I have Boat Tailed and Common Grackle and the last two I'm less sure of - I wonder whether the first could be a Rusty Blackbird based on the size and the tail - or is it just a Grackle again and the last could be a female Red Winged Blackbird?

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Old Sunday 11th April 2010, 21:41   #2
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Boat-tailed,common,common and you're right female RW Blackbird
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Old Sunday 11th April 2010, 21:52   #3
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Old Sunday 11th April 2010, 21:56   #4
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1) Boat-tailed Grackle
2) Common Grackle
3) Common Grackle
3) female Red-winged Blackbird

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Thanks very much all, I'm happy with 3/4 - I did try and ID with books and found the Peterson Eastern Birds guide really helpful and the Smithsonian Birds of Florida to be useless!
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