Ghoulish or Gorgeous

At first glance, Grackles might seem to have a rather ghoulish appearance. Their gleaming gold eyes and midnight feathers make them fitting material for one one Poe’s poems!

But if you look at them more closely, these birds are actually rather gorgeous. When their iridescent feathers catch the light at the right angle they shimmer magnificently.

Whatever opinion you have of them, these ghoulishly gorgeous birds can sure pack away some peanuts!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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5 Responses to Ghoulish or Gorgeous

  1. jmcheney says:

    I think they are very handsome, colorful characters. I enjoy the crows at my feeding areas; they come in a noisy murder many days. I have seen grackles just a few times. When we lived in South Florida we saw their big cousins, the boat tailed grackles, around town & in the parks all the time.

  2. dawnkinster says:

    They are definitely beautiful….and totally peanut pigs.

  3. de Wets Wild says:

    They’re name certainly doesn’t help to alleviate the perception of them being ghoulish, Kathy – “grackle” makes them sound like a witch’s pet! Perhaps their PR department should start working on that!

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