Here at 10,000 Birds we think it is very important that we tackle the big issues of the day, the issues that can effect everyone, birder or not.  And if there is anything that is constantly on everyone’s mind in recent days (and that we are constantly getting email inquiries about) it’s the inside of a Red-winged Blackbird‘s mouth.  “What does it look like?” is what everyone wants to know, and, occasionally, someone asks what it would be like to make out with a Red-winged Blackbird (we forward those emails to Mike).

So what exactly am I trying to say here?  Well, I am pleased to announce that after exhaustive field research, we have determined that the inside of the mouth of a Red-winged Blackbird is neat.  Please see below for confirmation.

See?  Neat!  Told you so…and, just for the record, so far as I know, Mike has never made out with a Red-winged Blackbird, though we aren’t sure about Bobolinks.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.