Grackle

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The Grackle is considered a garden pest. However, it has a great name, wonderful coloring and wild eyes. Grackles act a bit of the clown when they get a chance and always have a quizzical look and determined movement. Not as hard to shoot as some birds the same size, both in terms of tolerance of humans and easily captured detail.

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12 responses

  1. Lovely shots with the eye so clear and the sheen on the feathers. I’ve had grackles in my garden. I had no idea they were considered a pest.

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    July 22, 2015 at 5:58 am

    • Thanks. My friend tells me they are noisy, scare other bird and destroy some plants. But who knows maybe yours are on their best behaviour😀

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      July 22, 2015 at 6:01 am

      • Interesting. They’ve only visited fleetingly. I will have to observe their behavior when next they visit.

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        July 22, 2015 at 6:06 am

  2. Nelson

    I confirm they are a pest and most of the time, at least here, it’s not rare to see those in flock of 20-50 birds

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    July 22, 2015 at 8:54 am

    • In the conservation area where we shoot, we can hear more but usually only see no more than two at a time.

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      July 22, 2015 at 9:22 am

  3. I agree, a great name and fun, sparkly color. Noisy though, but boy do they have moxie. Wonderful captures and I love their yellow eyes. The eyes mean business!

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    July 22, 2015 at 9:01 am

  4. I think they are beautiful!

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    July 22, 2015 at 6:58 pm

  5. So funny to come across this on the reader. I have just been shouting at one to ‘shut up’. It was high in palm tree and I was distracted from a good book! I guess they quite ugly walkers and the way they breath with their mouths wide open- but maybe that’s just the Arizona ones in 105° 🙂

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    July 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm

  6. They are not a pest to me. I like seeing them in my yard. They interact a lot with robins and red-winged blackbirds in my region.

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    September 6, 2015 at 9:03 am

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