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From: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation [email@example.com] on
behalf of Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 7:04 PM
Subject: May WildSide: How Do You Bird?
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Dear Wildlife Enthusiast,
As you know, migration is in full swing. You may spot a bird new to you.
Last week, I helped conduct a fishing clinic when I was surprised to see a
blackbird I had never seen. I am not a fan of blackbirds, due to the starlings
that constantly target my car. However, this bird was quietly perching on
some cattails nearby and all of the sudden it flew displaying a beautiful, rich
I quickly screamed, "What is that," excited to spot something new. Thanks to
one of the fisheries biologists, I figured it was a red-winged blackbird. "A
blackbird," I asked. I never knew those pesky birds, which I tend to call
them all starlings simply because of my ignorance, had different species
that were so vibrantly colored. I did some research and found they are here
year-round, so I cannot believe I've never seen it. However, I also learned
about the yellow-headed blackbird, which is migratory. I cannot wait to find
one of them after looking at their photo! After all, this is my first year on the
I have caught myself paying closer attention to blackbirds the past few
days. Be on the watch for these beautiful blackbirds! If you see something
new to you, try to snag a photo and connect with us!