Nothing very exciting in bird sightings around here lately except for these guys. I think they're Brewer's Blackbirds according to the description: "liquid combo of black, midnight blue head, turning metallic green along back. Staring yellow eye. Females staid brown w/o yellow eye." First noticed shiny black flashes in the trees in local park a few weeks ago. Then they started visiting my neighbor's feeder in flocks--mostly ground foraging. According to the map, they're in this area right now on their migration path. Migration should not be a challenge for them because they're fast--as you can tell by these blurred photos!
Yesterday I found this feather in the yard and am wondering if it belonged to a Brewer? In a perch their tail widens and the feather tips are rounded:
A few more shots:
Clockwise-rare shot on feeder--clumsy, prefers ground feeding; sleek profile of male; three females and a male