April 18, 2017, 8:03 am
Submitted by Bill Greer
John Blay says
April 20, 2017 at 2:40 pm
Wonderful, roomer has it that Bill buys stuffed birds from China, sticks them in trees, or as in this case puts them on his lawn.
No one can be this good. John. LOL
Mike Monaghan says
April 19, 2017 at 11:10 am
Lovely bird. Thanks for the pic. There are loads of them in Veteran’s Park Oroville, especially at this time of the year. As the year wears on they “disappear” into the reeds and are hard to see but not hard to hear. We have had them several times on our Oxbow at the back of Oxbow Crescent also. They arrive and feed for a couple of days then vanish to larger reed areas.
Richard Simmons Sr. says
April 18, 2017 at 10:17 pm
were lots around in the fifties. they would come and eat the oats seed we planted on our place in the meadows on McPherson DRIVE. when the new river channel was completed the swamps diminished and so did the yellow headed black birds.
pat whalley 250 485-0010 says
April 18, 2017 at 5:59 pm
We had one on our feeder a few days ago. first time we have had one in the yard.
we have lots of red wing blackbird but were surprized to see this guy.
Marion Soames says
April 18, 2017 at 1:38 pm
You will find these yellow headed blackbirds around Willow Beach they like the marsh. Not the best of singers though. Marion Soames
Gail Prior says
April 18, 2017 at 11:39 am
It is a male yellow headed blackbird. Congregate in fresh water marshes. I’ve never seen any in the Okanagan but a lot when travelling in the prairies. Good shot! Where were you?
Bill Greer says
April 18, 2017 at 3:25 pm
Beleive it. or not; in my yard on Meadows Dr. Oliver
lynne thompson says
April 18, 2017 at 8:28 am
I believe it is a Yellow-Headed Blackbird, of course what do I know. Have seen quite a few while visiting in Vernon.
Thor Manson says
April 18, 2017 at 4:54 pm
If you are heading to Osoyoos, a good spot to see them is just after you turn off to Rd. 22 going East. They are in the marshes to the north just around the cattle guard. Also, a good spot to see Wilson’s Snipe, as they often sit on the fence posts along this road. Later, ( May ), in the hay fields on either side of Rd. 22, is a great time to look for Canada’s longest migrating passerine, the Bobolink. This unusual looking blackbird breeds in the hayfields around Rd. 22, and then migrates to the Pampas region of Argentina for the winter; pretty amazing.
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