[Rusty Blackbirds, Cox Hall Creek WMA, NJ, January 26 2012. Click to enlarge.]
What a delight to discover the flock of 20 Rusty Blackbirds at Cox Hall Creek this morning while walking the dog, especially because I hadn't seen them since New Year's Day. The flock foraged near the main parking area (not the one by the lake), perhaps eating sweet gum seeds.
It should also be noted that the big lake at Cox Hall is not fully frozen and was packed with waterfowl, mainly Canada Geese but also wigeon, ruddies, ring-neckeds, etc.