Things have been slow birding wise at East Fork for me lately, hasn't been much of anything "new". As I was checking the sandy shore for any hiding shorebirds, I noticed a lonely blackbird in the distance. It was by itself, which was odd to me for a blackbird. I almost passed it off as a cowbird, but something wasn't right. It did not behave like a cowbird. I then saw the bird turning over leaves which made me think it must be a Rusty Blackbird. I decided to get a closer look.
Definitely a Rusty Blackbird! This is the first I have seen this fall.
The sun was really bringing out the rust color. Such a beautiful bird.