About three weeks ago I was driving home from Alabama and I dropped by a pond in Tallahassee. I needed a break and decided it would be fun to walk around a small lake, catch some fresh air and see what sights may be seen. At the far end of the lake, I found my first ever Rusty Blackbird, which was a very nice bonus. This is the first "rare" blackbird I've found. I've spent my life seeing Red-winged Blackbirds, grackles and Brown-headed Cowbirds, but I've never seen any unusual blackbirds. So I felt a sense of accomplishment with this one.