During Sunday's annular eclipse this redwing blackbird claimed her territory near a corn field southwest of Alburnett, Iowa. The bird did not do anything out of the ordinary as some reports claim of animals during an eclipse. While hunting for a location to observe the sun-moon transit the day before I observed similar avian behavior of turf defending. Additionally a coating of white stuff testifies that this post must be a popular location. I've made note of this bird activity for the next locally observed eclipse. Know that.