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Large flocks show up in Tower Grove Park in St. Louis.

I haven't seen one yet this year, either.

Sherry McCowan
Saint Louis, Missouri





On Feb 23, 2012, at 8:46 PM, Judy Bergmann wrote:

> I saw about that many one time - at Duck Creek - in the swampy woods  
> not far from the entrance. I believe it was March 1,  2003.  I 've  
> seen them in flocks of a couple dozen many times.  I have yet to see  
> a Rusty Blackbird in 2012.
>
>
> Judy Bergmann
> Rural Bonne Terre
> St. Francois Co.
>
> Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:19:25 -0600
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> Subject: Rusty Blackbirds
> To: [log in to unmask]
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> Hello, birders--this is my first MoBirds submission, so hope I do it  
> correctly. I went through Mingo yesterdayand the most amazing thing  
> was seeing 150 - 200 Rusty Blackbirds--they were concentrated in a  
> section of swampy woods (going from the Job Corps entrance, turn  
> right and they were on the left, about 1/4 mile from the  
> intersection), turning the wet leaves over and munching out en  
> masse. I've only identified a couple of solitary rustys previously,  
> but I had no doubts about these, especially as the rusty color was  
> very conspicuous. Is that kind of flocking unusual for Rustys?
>
> Sue Hagan
> Reynolds County, Missouri
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