Monday, April 22, 2013

In Mid Squawk

Ready...
 
Set...
 
  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:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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.

Sylvia K said...

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!!!

Ann said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

made me smile big!!! :D

RedPat said...

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

Gattina said...

Gorgeous pictures ! what a beautiful bird !

SmilingSally said...

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

Happy Blue Monday, Karen.

Debbie said...

i like the ruffled plumage!!

great shot karen, happy monday!!

http://earlymorningpeace.blogspot.com said...

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

Leovi said...

Beautiful bird, beautiful blue!

LV said...

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.

Buttons said...

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

acreativeharbor.com said...

What a dazzling bird and divine photography ~ Wow!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

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

Les... said...

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*

mick said...

Great photo series and perfect captions.

Joyful said...

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

Sandy Carlson said...

What color! Beautiful.

Annesphamily said...

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!

Rajesh said...

Very lovely birds.

Photo Cache said...

what a beautiful bird.

Elephant's Child said...

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

Stewart M said...

Wonderful shot - the metallic colours are splendid.

cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shots of the Grackle. They are colorful birds.

Dina Lettre said...

Amazing captures, Karen. Wow!

Gary said...

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

Indrani said...

Wow! You have taken the shots so well.

Carver said...

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

Laura said...

what a beauty!

Leora said...

What a wonderful series, said with a squawk!

Christian Weiß said...

Great photos.

HansHB said...

So cute bird! lovely to see!

Rambling Woods said...

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

Carletta said...

Wonderful feather detail captured on the colorful squawker!

Jim said...

Beautiful.

Light and Voices said...

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

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome shots! They made me smile.

Phil said...

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

Eden said...

Such a beautiful bird. Love all the photos.

Gemma Wiseman said...

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

HOOTIN ANNI said...

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

Arija said...

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

Molly said...

Absolutely amazing the last one in the series is completely fabulous

Mollyxxx

Digi-Irma said...

Gorgeous pictures!
What a beautiful bird!
Regards, Irma

FOREST SNAPPER said...

you have caught the sheen on the bird perfect

Hilde said...

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

Mary Howell Cromer said...

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

Pat said...

Nice shots of the Grackle!

EG CameraGirl said...

You captured the grackle's shine very well here!

NatureFootstep said...

this grackle looks very colorful. :)

MyMaracas said...

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.

Carole M. said...

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

CNA Training said...

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

Nora at Island Rambles said...

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

My Odd Sock said...

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

Me said...

Those are excellent, I especially like the last one.

lorik said...

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

prairiebirder said...

Excellent photos, Grackles are such beautiful birds!