Birds downsize from a flock to a pair in N.B.

Photo credit: NELSON POIRIER

It is that time of year when we often see impressive flocks (squadrons) of birds flying in our New Brunswick skies.

However for most species, the flocking behaviour will change dramatically when real housekeeping begins.

The black invasion of common grackles, red-winged blackbirds, and cowbirds that came to the bird feeders to glean the winter’s leftovers may, for some, seem overwhelming. However, in the majority of cases, after a few weeks of replenishing the fuel tanks, they will as promptly disappear to start housekeeping.

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One Response to “Birds downsize from a flock to a pair in N.B.”

  1. Syl Says:

    You are right on..we get hit with grackles and red-winged blacked birds for a day or so, and then they are gone…Have a wonderful day.

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