Tag Archives: Grackle

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 … Continue reading

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Who Gets The Glare?

This male Red-bellied Woodpecker landed on the Bark Butter branch this afternoon… …but before he could really start enjoying his meal, he turned around and gave an open-beaked glare to a feathered foe that he clearly didn’t want around. It … Continue reading

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Sinister and Sleek

Whether you call it a sinister stare Or label it more of an ominous glare One thing’s for sure, he’s in no mood to share. Although the Grackle can at times appear more than a bit menacing… …there’s no denying … Continue reading

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(Un)Common Grackle

This Common Grackle stopped by and helped himself to a bit of a snack. I know he is considered an ill-mannered intruder at most feeders, but I rather enjoy having him around. When I saw his colorful markings I couldn’t … Continue reading

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