Bringing Spring

March 08, 2021  •  6 Comments

 

Grackles usually begin showing up here in late February and this year was no exception. They, along with red-winged blackbirds, are a good indicator that warm weather is getting close. Robins generally get the credit for announcing the arrival of spring, but grackles and blackbirds perform the job quite well. The grackles will breed, nest, and raise their young here before disappearing again in late summer.

 

Common Grackle1/40 sec. f/8 ISO 1000

 

Common Grackle 1/320 sec. f/6.3 ISO 2500

 

Common Grackle1/250 sec. f/6.3 ISO 2500

 

Common Grackle1/250 sec. f/6.3 ISO 2500

 

Common Grackle

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday and My Corner of the World

 


Comments

Dave(non-registered)
Wonderful images, the rain add a dramatic touch.
betty - NZ
What a lovely bird! I wish we had them here. I didn't know that they foretold springs arrival.

Your link is a welcome addition to My Corner of the World' this week!
Villroses hage(non-registered)
Great photos of this proud beauty!
Shiju Sugunan(non-registered)
Gorgeous captures!
T3INKY(non-registered)
So handsome!
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