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There will be games

a guest blogger|

This was a decent photo, up until I tried to get all artsy and festive and black out the bird and its perch rock. Chuckar, Antelope Island State Park, Utah, 6/17/15

Friend of NemesisBird, Matt Sabatine, provides another great guest article – this one about his recent trip to Utah, Wyoming, and Arizona where he met up with Alex Lamoreaux for a little birding near Salt Lake City and the Grand Tetons…. Actor John Cusack was once visiting the domicile of the great Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, and surprised by the …


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Montour County, PA – Yellow-headed Blackbirds

Alex Lamoreaux|

One of two Yellow-headed Blackbirds that have been visiting a backyard in Montour County, PA. (Photo by Amy Dopp)

Amy Dopp of Montour County, Pennsylvania emailed us a few days ago with some photos of one of two Yellow-headed Blackbirds that have been visiting her parents’s bird feeders for the past few months. This isn’t the first record of this species in Montour County, but is certainly a rare and noteworthy species anywhere in the state especially away from …


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Yellow-headed Blackbirds in southern Lancaster, PA

Alex Lamoreaux|

Yellow-headed Blackbird with other blackbirds in Lancaster County. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

During the winter months, thousands of blackbirds roost in the marshes of northern Maryland and then fly up to southern PA to forage in farm fields for the day before retreating back south for the night. Last January, Drew and I had success picking Yellow-headed Blackbirds out of a flock that we found, and my friends Ian and Josh had …


Am I in Nebraska?

Drew Weber|

Yellow-headed Blackbird - VanDyne Spoor Rd2

I had a great morning of birding today. The plan was to head to Montezuma NWR and try to relocate the Yellow-headed Blackbird that had been spotted by several people a couple days ago. This would be a great bird to add to my still quickly growing NY state list. I actually didn’t have high hopes of finding it as …


Painted Bunting and Yellow-headed Blackbirds! – Lancaster County, PA

Alex Lamoreaux|

This morning Drew Weber and I met up along Water St in Lancaster County, to search for the immature male Painted Bunting that was first discovered by Justin Bosler on the Lancaster CBC. Drew and I spent only 35 minutes searching for the bird, without success before deciding to drive around some farmland and see if we could find some …


Birding CJ Strike WMA and Ted Trueblood WMA

Anna Fasoli|

On Easter, Alex and I drove south towards the Snake River to bird the CJ Strike WMA and Ted Trueblood WMA.  At a small marsh on the Snake River, Alex and I tried calling rails again, hoping to pull out a Sora.  Instead, we were answered by a chorus of Virginia Rails, including one that walked right up to us …