June 13, 2011

is it a crackle or grackle.....


does anyone know
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i could have certainly looked this information up myself, since i'm a google lover, but so many of you are into nature and birds that i'd love to hear what you have to say. and to be honest with you, it's only a guess that that's what this baby even is. the fields yesterday by the pond were filled with grackle/cackle birds, basically dive bombing me, so that's why i'm assuming this is one of their babies. 
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for all i know it could be a crow. 
but isn't it cute. just look at those baby feathers on his chest.


after i kept saying "look at you sweet baby, aren't you just the sweetest, cutest little thing ever" 
it got a bit smart with me and said "stop the baby talk already crazy camera lady.
 i'm a big kid now. just look at what i can do with my wing. wha-la"
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25 comments:

  1. grackle. ha! ha! i'm cackling now...

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  2. You have such a way with birds whether babies, or big kid ones. Only plants are willing to pose for me ;-)

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  3. I have no idea what he is, but he definitely was posing there just for you. Yes, he did love every moment he spent modeling, but where's his modeling fee? Did you bribe him?

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  4. Oh my gosh, so cute! I'm not good at identifying the youngsters though.

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  5. grackle. and what hams they are! i think secretly they loved the "crazy camera lady". they're already wondering when you'll be back.

    :)

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  6. If it would have a yellow beak my son would say 'it's Maleficent's pet raven' :-)) ... what a shot - he even did stretch his wing for you ;-) sending love

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  7. It's grackle, he, he, he. What great shots you got.

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  8. It's grackle you cackly thing. Love his 'tude!!

    Di

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  9. That birdie seems to be in his "terrible two's" stage!
    Nice captures!

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  10. Yes, looks like an immature grackle. Love the wing action!

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  11. He certainly has the grackle glare.. so cute.

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  12. Whatever he is, he's a cutie!

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  13. Super duper shots Beth. Always enjoy your commentary.

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  14. haha! i knew texgirlgirl would be on this!

    love how you can see right though his open wing at his claws. :o)

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  15. I love him! I'm not sure, I know adult grackles have the weird blue heads, but maybe they are all black as babies. Or he could be a crow. Was he looking up at the sky all cock-eyed? The grackles do that and it always makes me laugh.
    I'm so easily amused. :)

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  16. Cackling at your grackle knowledge! I am actually loving that second image... wow.

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  17. That 2nd shot, well, spectacular.

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  18. From someone not in the know, I've always called them crackles. xo Jenny

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  19. apparently my husband was in the ornithology club in school...whaaat??? and it's grackle although I couldn't tell you if that bird is a grackle.. he makes a great photo whatever he is... :)

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  20. Oh beautiful birdie shot ;)

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  21. LOVE that second shot! :D

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  22. See, you ARE the bird lady! (My word is catcider, which means nothing but I will now adapt the terms for Gypsy's weekly IV of electrolytes -- 3 ML of catcider!

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  23. Let's go with Crackle. That's a better name.

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  24. I stop putting out birdseed when the grackles start to take over...Pigs they are!!

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  25. you captured the mood of that grackle ... they are everywhere here ..

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