Monday, April 22, 2013

In Mid Squawk

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  SQUAWK!!
 Common Grackle (Male)
 
Common Grackles make a variety of squeaks, whistles, and croaks. The typical song, made by both males and females, is a guttural readle-eak accompanied by high-pitched, clear whistles. It lasts just less than a second and is often described as sounding like a rusty gate.

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HAPPY EARTH DAY!


58 comments:

  1. I swear I can almost hear it! Beautiful colors in your pictures -- I tend to overlook these birds; I'll take a closer look next time.

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  2. I was just going to write the same thing as Sallie!! I can indeed almost hear him!! Terrific captures for the day, Karen!! Hope your week is off to a great start!!!

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  3. Now that is clever!!!!And such a beautiful blue.
    Ann

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  4. You have shown the beauty of a bird we often overlook!

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  5. Gorgeous pictures ! what a beautiful bird !

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  6. Some people would give their right arm for such detailed pictures. What a gorgeous bird. Thanks for playing Blue Monday.

    Happy Blue Monday, Karen.

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  7. i like the ruffled plumage!!

    great shot karen, happy monday!!

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  8. http://earlymorningpeace.blogspot.comApril 22, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    That's an awesome shot of the birdy, wow!!!

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  9. Beautiful bird, beautiful blue!

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  10. We have those around here. They are cold black and make so much noise. I do not like them.They try to attack the other birds.

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  11. Perfect for Earth Day boy they sure do sound like a rusty gate but oh so pretty. Great shots. B

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  12. What a dazzling bird and divine photography ~ Wow!

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  13. These birds are so colorful and fun to photograph! You captured their bold behavior quite well. Beautiful, sharp shots, Karen!

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  14. wow! amazing series, what a capture and to make something special out of what seems to be a common and unremarkable bird! well done *VBS*

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  15. Great photo series and perfect captions.

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  16. What a great shot! I'm here from Blue Monday.

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  17. I love birds and this one is very lovely. Looks like the head is glittery because of the deep blue color! Perfect post! Have a terrific week!

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  18. The plumage on the Grackle's (wonderful name) head is incredibly vivid. Gorgeous.

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  19. Wonderful shot - the metallic colours are splendid.

    cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  20. Pretty shots of the Grackle. They are colorful birds.

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  21. Outlaws they may be, but in the sun they`re beautiful. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  22. Wow! You have taken the shots so well.

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  23. Fantastic series of shots. I love that wide open mouth at the end.

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  24. What a wonderful series, said with a squawk!

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  25. So cute bird! lovely to see!

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  26. LOL.. yes.. you'd think with the epic wind-up that there would be something great coming out.. but nope...Great series... Michelle

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  27. Wonderful feather detail captured on the colorful squawker!

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  28. Fantastic and fun shot!
    JM Illinois
    U.S.A.

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  29. Awesome shots! They made me smile.

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  30. You certaionly caught the action there Karen. Good shots that made me smile too.

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  31. Such a beautiful bird. Love all the photos.

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  32. The irridescent blue is amazing! And love the stages of winding up for the squawk! Great photos!

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  33. What striking color and contrasts you've been able to capture. Extraordinary.

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  34. Great shots and you have captured the iridescence of the plumage so well.

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  35. Absolutely amazing the last one in the series is completely fabulous

    Mollyxxx

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  36. Gorgeous pictures!
    What a beautiful bird!
    Regards, Irma

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  37. you have caught the sheen on the bird perfect

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  38. What a beautiful bird, so pretty with the shiny blue colour! Amazing photos, well done :)

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  39. Very nice images, beautiful bird and fun way to share;')~

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  40. Nice shots of the Grackle!

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  41. You captured the grackle's shine very well here!

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  42. this grackle looks very colorful. :)

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  43. You've made me appreciate the beauty of grackles. I wouldn't have thought it possible. (When my son was very young, he called them "greedybirds" for their behaviour at the feeder.

    Gorgeous photos, so sharp and with so much action and color.

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  44. fabulous series; beautiful bird and raucous voice it seems. Reminds me of our wattle-bird; it is noisy like that too

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  45. Love that bird in the photo. Classy color. You hit it right in the lens.

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  46. such a lovely series of grackle photos...Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comments. cheers.

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  47. Wonder what he is saying? Maybe it is unhappy with the breakfast selection!

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  48. Those are excellent, I especially like the last one.

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  49. Beautiful shots! And I love the way you captured the iridescent surface of the birds. Thank you for your visit:)

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  50. Excellent photos, Grackles are such beautiful birds!

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