Grackle goodness

A common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) perched on a reed (2009_06_03_021804)

A common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula).  Because I like grackles.  Obviously.  They don’t get the respect they deserve.

8 thoughts on “Grackle goodness”

    1. You know, Amber, I’ve found it’s easier to capture grackle iridescence when they’re in soft light, like a cloudy day or in shadows. Direct sunlight sometimes works, but not as well. At least in my experience.

  1. We like grackles, too. As a matter of fact we saw quite a few while we were out doing our breeding bird survey route this morning. I think my favorite thing about them are those crazy white eyes!

  2. You got a nice shot of one. Unfortunately, I would like grackles much more if they didn’t eat all the killdeer chicks and eggs. They seem to leave the adult killdeer alone, so far. I hope it stays that way.

    1. Thanks, Darlene. I understand some people don’t like that grackles will eat eggs and chicks if they get the chance. I’m not bothered by it, though, because I think of nature as beautiful even at its most violent or heartbreaking.

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