The past five days we have had the rare opportunity of seeing the migration of yellow headed blackbirds through Kansas and stopping at our farm. There have been around 75-100 of these birds that have made our farm home as they migrate through Kansas. I have never had the opportunity to see such a beautiful bird up close. From what I have read it is unusual for them to migrate through the part of the state that we live in. Their beauty is somewhat shadowed by their horrible squaking. They make a sound somewhat like a hawk with a sore throat, or a horse that is in pain. Very strange sound for such a beautiful bird.