Rusty Blackbirds

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I didn’t give Rusty Blackbirds enough credit previously. I like these guys. I like ’em a lot. Look at the lady, she’s beautiful! I’ve got too many things to do today – like run and pack (I’m moving to Austin for the field season to give my Golden-cheeked Warbler buddies some more attention). I finally got new running shoes, some of the Merrell barefoot ones, I’m kind of excited about it. Now I skeedaddle.

The Rusty Blackbird, Euphagus carolinus, is a medium-sized blackbird, closely related to grackles (Rusty Grackle is an older name for the species).

These birds migrate to the eastern and southeastern United States, into parts of the Grain Belt, sometimes straying into Mexico.

Their breeding habitat is wet temperate coniferous forests and muskeg across Canada and Alaska.

Jill Wussow Photography

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow, 31, is a seasonal field biologist, nature photographer and nomad. She has worked with several federally endangered bird species (including the Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo and Piping Plover), sea turtles, and bats all over the United States. She is rarely in one place for more than a few months at a time and her whereabouts are often confusing. Field work has given her great opportunity to travel often and meshes with her passion for wildlife and nature photography perfectly. Through her photography, Jill hopes to convey her love and respect of the natural world.

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Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow is a seasonal field biologist, nature photographer and nomad. She has worked with several federally endangered bird species (including the Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo and Piping Plover), sea turtles, and bats all over the United States. She is rarely in one place for more than a few months at a time and her whereabouts are often confusing. Field work has given her great opportunity to travel often and meshes with her passion for wildlife and nature photography perfectly. Through her photography, Jill hopes to convey her love and respect of the natural world.

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