Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Midweek Blues: The Grackle

Lovely iridescent colors of blue and green on his head. Look at those feathers!
As always this was taken through my sunroom window. I love the colors on the grackle. When they turn into the sunlight their feathers glisten and shine.
Ground feeders? Nah, not always!

Posted for Wild Bird Wednesday. Posted for Midweek Blues.

31 comments:

Gary Orona said...

Great shots! You are able to capture its glistening and shiny colors. Good job, Carletta!

Mimi said...

Don't his colours blend beautifully with the feeder. Lovely shot!

Frank said...

Excellently captured this bird's irredesence. FAB.

Bill S. said...

Beautiful bird but a noisy one. My neighbors do not like them, but they are better than their dogs - not so much poop.

Great work.

mick said...

Beautiful sheen on the feathers. Great photo.

Andrew said...

A beautiful bird to share. Lovely images.

joo said...

They are so lovely!

texwisgirl said...

I do love the beautiful grackles!

Jim said...

I had forgotten about the grackle's head being blue. It looks pretty on the one whose picture you took.
Thank you.
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Sondra said...

they are stunning!!

Pat said...

Nice photos of the Grackle! Handsome birds - they are fun to watch. A rather large group (a plague is the collective noun) just arrived in our yard a couple of hours ago. They didn't cause much mischief but I suspect they're the culprits who made a large hole in the finch feeder!

Gary said...

Really colourful aren't they? Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Kerry said...

I always amazed by the iridescence of some birds' feathers. Your grackle is beautiful!

Springman said...

Sweet capture! You have caught the fire of this bird wonderfully!

Woody said...

I like the iridescence! I've noticed it, but never thought to photograph it, great idea.

Pat Ulrich said...

Nice captures of a lovely backyard visitor. It's great to see it's beautiful iridescence as well.

Ellie said...

Love the purple colors. Nice shot!

quilly said...

Oh so pretty! We have ground feeders here, too, that happily perch on my feeder and even the suet cages, but none of them are quite this lovely.

Greyscale Territory said...

Fascinating, rich colour tones in the grackle! Lovely photos!

Neal said...

Now that is the kind of bird I would shoot....with a gun. :) We fought those things when I was a kid. We would plant our corn and when it started coming up the would get in the field and pull at the top to get the kernel.

Fotokarusellen said...

What a beautiful color. Great shot!

Amila Kanchana said...

Great captures,well done!

Dianne said...

i love his expression in the top shot
so intent

dreamfalcon said...

What a shiny creature - nice captures!

Rose said...

They are beautiful...I have some that come to my feeders also...love looking at all the colors.

And if you ever get the chance, look at turkey featers...the short ones turn all kinds of colors, too. It is almost unbelievable. I have tried to photograph them but the photos never capture all the color.

Luna Miranda said...

wow, the feathers are beautiful! wonderful captures!

Hilke Breder said...

Grackles are such handsome birds! Always dressed for an evening out on the town :-)

jeannette said...

This grackle surely goes in style:)

Rebecca said...

They are very pretty! I love the way the light plays off them.

Kala said...

Lovely light on those iridescent feathers.

JM said...

Lovely iridescent colours indeed. Great captures.