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« Reply #540 on: February 20, 2021, 12:09:47 PM »

I love that top picture of the Grackle coming toward the camera! It looks quite fierce.
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« Reply #541 on: February 20, 2021, 01:12:25 PM »

I love that top picture of the Grackle coming toward the camera! It looks quite fierce.

They're my backyard bullies. It used to be the Blue Jays, but even they move aside for the Grackles.
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« Reply #542 on: February 20, 2021, 01:23:17 PM »

The bird feeder has also attracted this guy:



I used to not appreciate squirrels in the feeders until watching that video of the squirrel obstacle course (I posted it elsewhere on the board a few months ago). Now I don't mind that they have their fill -- they gotta eat too. What I liked about this shot is that I swear he's actually smiling as he waits his turn for the seed.
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« Reply #543 on: February 21, 2021, 11:33:29 AM »

I've come to appreciate squirrels more in the pandemic. When I'm out in the park, sometimes I stop and watch one scurrying around, just trying to remember where he put that nut. Cute little devils, just trying to make a living like the rest of us.

Oh, and I do know about grackles. I see them in the park too, sometimes. I should have recognized them in the second picture, but the guy in the top picture is a color I've never seen.

This is from the Cornell Ornithology Lab's All About Birds:

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The "bronzed grackle" race of the Common Grackle, breeding roughly west of the Appalachians and in New England, has the characteristic bronzy back. Birds of the Southeast, from North Carolina to Louisiana, often called the "Florida grackle," are darker green on the back rather than bronzy, and they're purple on the belly. An intermediate race along the Eastern seaboard is sometimes called the purple grackle.

And this is the picture they supply of a "purple grackle" ... I like yours better!

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« Reply #544 on: February 22, 2021, 07:33:01 PM »

The grackle seem to have moved on (thank goodness).  I haven't seen hide nor feather of them in a few days now. The Jays are once again the rulers of the yard. They don't look so tough in these photos.




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« Reply #545 on: February 23, 2021, 05:35:19 AM »

Fantastic, Matt!  Thanks for sharing.  While writing letters recently, I noticed a hungry critter outside, too.  I captured multiple images, but this is the best one that doesn?t show the inside reflection of where I?m sitting.  This is at my girlfriend?s place in Melrose, Massachusetts.

I hope everybody is doing well. 🙂




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« Reply #546 on: February 28, 2021, 01:40:18 PM »

Coming in for a landing! (Tufted Titmouse)

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« Reply #547 on: February 28, 2021, 08:09:32 PM »

Coming in for a landing! (Tufted Titmouse)



Cute! :)

Those are the little guys the Central Park birdwatchers most often get to eat out of their hands ...

https://twitter.com/theaterlover1/status/1365461210284642304



I keep the Manhattan Bird Alert Twitter page bookmarked for truly spectacular pics of local birds ... just now the biggest celeb is a Snowy Owl, the first one known to have spent time in Central Park since the 1880s.

https://twitter.com/BirdCentralPark
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« Reply #548 on: March 20, 2021, 07:45:35 AM »


I keep the Manhattan Bird Alert Twitter page bookmarked for truly spectacular pics of local birds ... just now the biggest celeb is a Snowy Owl, the first one known to have spent time in Central Park since the 1880s.

https://twitter.com/BirdCentralPark

I checked that twitter page out, and it's fantastic. The Snowy Owl is so majestic. We have a lot of owls in my area, so I hung an owl house in the backyard, and so far no luck with owls. The other birds seem to like it though.

I was following my cardinal with my zoom as he landed on the tree, then this happened. Pretty happy with my luck capturing it. It was over in a millisecond.


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« Reply #549 on: March 20, 2021, 10:14:23 AM »

Awwwwwwwwwwwww, so sweet! :)
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