Heron Park, part 2 - Phil's Rambling Rants — LiveJournal
Heron Park, part 2|
I love Red Wing Blackbirds, too.
I'm a city kid, used only to robins, sparrows,starlings and crows.
On our forays into the countryside it was cool to see something as exotic as the red wings.
There is a song that features red wing blackbirds. Carol Ferraro used to sing it. You should consider learning it.
How bad has West Nile hit the bird population down there?
When it first hit, I noticed that there were fewer blue jays. (The corvidae are the birds most susceptible to West Nile.) But my personal impression, not based on any science or even formal observation, is that they're back to full strength. I certainly didn't notice a decline in birds in general.
I have heard the song; it's a good song but it never really struck me as one I wanted to learn myself.