Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday - What's That Grackling Noise?

For such common birds, these guys emit the most unusual sounds.  They could easily be mistaken for the sound track to some kind of tropical jungle movie.


 
 



 
 
Another shot of the female up in a tree.  The males are larger, glossy black all over and have an unusual tail that they hold in an inverted V shape when flying.
 
 
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KJ

8 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely shots of this bird.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Indeed....I do agree with you that they have a 'tropical' sound.

Kristi Bowman said...

I love that first picture, the angle is very flattering. Those eyes of the female, striking!!

Adam Jones said...

Two great images.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome captures of the Grackles! Enjoy your day!

marshaleith said...

I love grackles...they have so much personality!

Marie C said...

Yes, we have boat-tailed grackles here in AZ too! Nice shots!

Steve Borichevsky said...

Are you sure that you are not seeing the Great-tailed Grackel in California? I see them quite a bit when I got the Palm Springs, CA.

I do see the Boat-tailed Grackel in FL.