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ALWAYS IN SEASON: Don’t try identifying blackbirds in the fall

Published 11/03/2013, Grand Forks Herald

Fall is a good time of year to see blackbirds but not such a good time to identify them. Blackbirds are abundant this time of year, with their numbers swelled by young-of-the-year. They also are obvious, because they gather in enormous flocks. Telling the species apart is a challenge, however.

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