Saturday, March 5, 2011

Common Grackle

For this weeks Camera Critters I am showing the Common Grackle. They are found in woodlands, farmlands and suburbs. In optimal light the iridescent hues are just beautiful to me. They seem to pig out on my bird seed and they love suet.  They are not one of my favorite yardbirds but they can be pretty.




The bronze and violets colors on the wings are gorgeous and check out those eyes.

I hope you enjoy my grackle post and to see more cute and wonderful critters go and visit Misty Dawn's Camera Critters 

Thanks to Misty Dawn for hosting and thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend!



28 comments:

Kerri said...

He is one handsome fella!

rainfield61 said...

You have a real good one. So sharp, clear and close.

texwisgirl said...

They're terrible, noisy thugs at the feeders, but MY they're so gorgeous. :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I too enjoy the beauty of the Starlings! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Fantastic photos! Perfect sunshine to help the bird show off.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Eileen, Neat pictures of the Grackle. When we were in a condo at Tybee Island, GA a few years ago, the grackles loved to come up on our deck... We had fun feeding them...

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Coy said...

I always look forward to seeing the grackles return in spring. They are beautful birds when viewed up close.

Kilauea Poetry said...

They do have a pretty tint of blue..do you have one of those video cams hidden somewhere to watch your feathered friends?
Well, have a delightful weekend~

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

They do have pretty colors but are still a nuisance. The same goes for starlings, of which I've seen many at our feeder!

Martha Z said...

His iridescent feathers are attractive but if he is like the red wings that have been comming to our feeders he muscles out the smaller birds.

Autumn Belle said...

I love the dash of blue on its head. Pretty bird!

BJ Roan said...

Great shots! I enjoy seeing the birds come back. Spring will eventually come, even though we are getting snow flurries tonight.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, fabulous colors! I can understand him not being your favorite yardbird, as he doesn't seem to know how to share, but what photographs!!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a gorgeous bird!

Amila Kanchana said...

Interesting birds!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots! Love his shiny head.

Dimple said...

He has beautiful blue on his head, too!

Gary said...

Great colours tho'. Boom & Gary bof the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jenn Jilks said...

What a coincidence! I saw one at my feeder this a.m.

I've been late visiting my blog friends... been shovelling snow for hours! Thanks for visiting my deer friends!

Icy BC-♫ said...

Beautiful colors on this birds! I think I prefer to see bird on the bird feeder rather than pesky squirrels any day!

Mama Zen said...

Great captures!

SquirrelQueen said...

He is a pretty fellow, I really like the colors in his wings. I don't think I have ever seen them in our area.

The little Pine Warbler in your post below is adorable.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

The grackle does look handsome in your photos. I haven't seen any around lately, but we used to have them around.

Marvin said...

While their iridescent colors are beautiful, grackles can be quite a yardbird pest. Great captures!

Calling Ravens said...

Nice capture of that elusive iridescence!

lisaschaos said...

What a beautiful grackle!!!

eden said...

Great shots of the grackle.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I really never stopped to think how pretty that common bird is! Your pictures brings out his best finery.