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Birding at the Falls

Blackbirds and Orioles

Baltimore (Northern) Oriole   Baltimore (Northern) Oriole

                                  In Mulberry               Baltimore (Northern) Oriole

                                Kathy Dennis Photo                                               Garrick Fields Photo

  Baltimore (Northern) Oriole

Baltimore (Northern) Oriole

Garrick Fields Photo

Baltimore (Northern) Oriole       Baltimore (Northern) Oriole nest

                         Baltimore (Northern) Oriole                                   Oriole Nest in Cottonwood

Kathy Dennis Photos

Orchard Oriole on deck

Orchard Oriole

IDNR / Alan Goldstein Photo (May 6, 2014)

Stunned after flying into window

Common Grackle      Common Grackle

Common Grackle

                  June 1, 2010 - Garrick Fields Photo                                    Kathy Dennis Photo

Common Grackle      Common Grackles

Common Grackles

(June 14, 2010)       Garrick Fields Photos     (June 17, 2011 - Fishing!)     

Common Grackle fishing       Common Grackle fishing

Common Grackle fishing (June 17, 2011)

Click on photos to see close-up - with "flying fish!"

Garrick Fields Photos 

Common Grackle in sycamore

Common Grackle in Sycamore

IDNR / Alan Goldstein photo (May 29, 2015)

Rusty Blackbird 

Rusty Blackbird

Garrick Fields Photo (March 8, 2010) 

Red-winged Blackbird - male    Red-winged Blackbirds female

Male        Red-winged Blackbirds       Female

Kathy Dennis Photos

Red-winged Blackbird Calling

IDNR / Alan Goldstein photo (March 19, 2012)

Brown-headed Cowbird  male     Brown-headed Cowbird female

                                  Male                         Brown-headed Cowbird                       Female

                                  Kathy Dennis Photo                                   Garrick Fields Photo (May, 2010)

Eastern Meadowlark   Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern Meadowlark

               Garrick Fields Photo (January 13, 2010)                                          Kathy Dennis Photo

Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern Meadowlark

Garrick Fields Photo (January 13, 2010) 

       Bobolink in grass

Bobolink in grass

Kathy Dennis Photo

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Created February 4, 2010, Updated July 12, 2015