Our new friend, the Yellow-headed Blackbird, was out and about again, showing off his brilliant colors. Doesn’t seem to faze him that he’s 1200 miles from home!Most field guides and online sources say that this bird is far from his natural habitat, and that is what the local birders seem to think. But – a check of last year’s 2013 Florida Bird Checklist shows the Yellow-headed Blackbird and it’s not even designated as “Rare”. So, who knows…..?? I’ve not yet heard him sing . . . Although his showy and elegant cousins the Red-winged Blackbirds have beautiful songs, I read that the Yellow-headed do NOT sing well.Maybe we’ll hear him if he sticks around and becomes a permanent resident.