Blackbirds flocking in a cornfield, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio NM, December 13, 2016

Four and Twenty

Blackbirds, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio NM

December 13, 2016

Blackbirds in the Corn

I took a bunch of photos of this flock of blackbirds moving from place to place in the cornfields along the Farm Loop this morning. On review this pastel composition caught my eye. There are 26 species of New World blackbirds. I have no idea how many were represented in this flock.

The New World blackbirds consist of 26 species of icterid birds that share the name blackbird but do not correspond with a formal taxon. The distributions of all species are limited to the Americas, and this group is distinct from the Eurasian common blackbird (Turdus merula).

Wikipedia