A black meadowlark nesting on my house?

by Brad
(Galveston, TX, USA)

I see flocks of them in the pastures on the west end of Galveston island. They act and are the shape and size of the western meadowlarks, except that they are a solid dark ?black with yellowish bill. Usually seen in flocks of 30-50 birds, they fly together from the field to the pole wires as you approach them. I cannot detect a song nor can I take a photo as they keep a safe distance. For the first time, a single one is nesting under our house on a pier of wood as all houses here are elevated on stilts 10-15 feet high. Thanks for your help!!

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Jun 03, 2012
Starling?
by: Susan

Starlings have yellow beaks and are found in flocks.

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