Taken in Picacho Peak, AZ at Rooster Cogburn Ranch
Feb 2010. Taken with Canon Powershot sx10is. Took the girls out for a few hours. It was a nice day and they love tp feed these guys. If you are anywhere near Picacho Peak, you should stop.
Throughout the West and Midwest, Brewer’s blackbird can be seen strutting through farm fields and feedlots, eating waste grain and insects; but this highly adaptable species visits almost any open or semi-open habitat, from parking lots to picnic grounds, rest stops to montane meadows. In Atlantic coastal states, flocks of several dozen gather locally around cattle or horse farms.
Though they look like a Grackle, these Brewer’s are 9" L and WS is 15½" L. Common Grackles come in at 12½L &17" WS. with the Great-tailed Grackle comming in at 18"L & 23"WS!
VOICE Song is an unremarkable, short, rising ktzeee, recalling a distant Red-winged Blackbird. call a sharp, nasal kut.