Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Grackle, February 21, 2018

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G is for the Grackle - a member of the Blackbird family

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, February 17, 2018
The Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula, may be seen in flocks of other Blackbirds in the eastern and central two-thirds of North America. Though they are a bit larger than other Blackbirds, you might not notice them unless you are close enough to see their iridescent feathers.

Grackles feed primarily on seeds and insects, but occasionally catch small fish, frogs, salamanders, and mice.

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  1. He is a beauty, don't believe I've ever seen one!!

  2. A grackle walking through the yard always gets my attention because they do walk instead of hopping like most birds. Maybe its the eyes. Or it could be the play of light on their feathers. Thanks for reminding me. I haven't seen one in sometime now.

  3. Awesome photos of the Grackle for G ~

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. ...I didn't know that they were omnivores.

  5. Grackles are so severe looking.
    Have a great week!

  6. What a beautiful bird that is, well captured to. In my language they are called: glanstroepiaal, I can't remember ever having seen one, so thank you for this wonderful introduction.

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  7. I love how you captured all of its colors!

  8. The grackle has a wowza of a gorgeous pattern going on. Thanks for sharing your neat photos.

  9. Very pretty colors on that grackle. Nice close-ups!

  10. I've never seen a Grackle maybe we don't have them out here. Shiny. Do you have a Grackle apartment nest area?

  11. I like seeing grackles in the sunlight.

  12. Lovely iridescent feathers, and you captured them so well.


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