Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Common Grackle

Today's featured species is a Common Grackle. Still posting FL images although I've be home for over a week. Although considered a nuisance in some areas, Grackles when the sun catches the feather iridescent just right have dynamic colors. You can kind of see the colors in lower guy, that has a recently caught frog in his mouth. Blue Skies and Happy New Year everyone!


Ivar Ivrig said...

Beautiful shots. So are the others below.
I wish you and your family a peaceful and healthy 2009.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love those shots. Such detail.
Oh yeah, love the snow! tee hee
Have a Happy New Year. I hope for you much prosperity!

Qiper said...

Great Pics Ken,

Love the new pics, snow and the Yule Log - did NJ guy find the "break"

Happy New Year to all the Family


The Birdlady said...

What lovely shots of a not very loved bird. The egret in the last post is beautiful too.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Beutiful shots as usual Ken. We call these Starlings here.

Natural Moments said...

Ken, You always choose your backgrounds well, bringing out the beauty of the birds in the foreground. Nice.

Salty said...

Your Florida road trip was very productive, I have enjoyed catching up on your post this morning.

Grackles are very pretty birds when viewed up close. I have always enjoyed listening to their calls and as one of the first summer birds to arrive in our area in early March I always look forward to their arrival.

fishing guy said...

Ken: I thought those birds were as big as crows in Florida. Those were neat shots.