Yellow Headed Blackbird migration

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. 

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About ruralkansas

I love the animals, birds and bugs you find in the country around Kansas. I hope you enjoy the pictures as the seasons change.

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