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Old Jun 13, 2011, 3:24 PM   #1
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Definitely a poseur. I'm guessing a Brewers Blackbird, or a snooty bird according to Sharon. Always have their noses in the air.

Nice shot, caught the iridescence nicely.
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 7:43 PM   #3
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Definitely a poseur. I'm guessing a Brewers Blackbird, or a snooty bird according to Sharon. Always have their noses in the air.

Nice shot, caught the iridescence nicely.
Thanks, Ken. This is a common grackle or, as they're known in Kentucky, hawk bait.
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Ohh-grackles are the bane of my existence! They hang around in flocks of 20-50 birds and absolutely decimate my bird feeders. There are so many that they scare off all the smaller birds--all the house finches, goldfinches, indigo buntings, cardinals, chickadees, etc. away-the birds I really want to see! I do agree that they're striking and it's a beautiful photo, but dang, I hate these suckers!
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Ohh-grackles are the bane of my existence! They hang around in flocks of 20-50 birds and absolutely decimate my bird feeders. There are so many that they scare off all the smaller birds--all the house finches, goldfinches, indigo buntings, cardinals, chickadees, etc. away-the birds I really want to see! I do agree that they're striking and it's a beautiful photo, but dang, I hate these suckers!
I hate 'em, too, Angie. But, when a hawk makes a hit on one of 'em, it's spectacular! They hit with such speed and force. One second you're looking at a grackle, the next you're looking a some floating black feathers where the grackle was!



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That's why I call Sharon's bird table a Hawk Feeder.
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I knew there was a reason I love hawks!
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Good shot. Yep the hawks love to hang out around feeders for a snack
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