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Sep 27, 2012 15:05 |  #1

I used to swear I would never post an ID thread, yet here I am. Stumped.

I am guessing common grackle. The coloring and the dullness vs the other grackles I have photographed just doesn't make sense. The others are almost shiny. Of course I could be wrong.

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Sep 27, 2012 15:11 |  #2

looks a lot like the photos of the grackle's I googled




  
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Sep 27, 2012 15:20 |  #3

rick_reno wrote in post #15050888 (external link)
looks a lot like the photos of the grackle's I googled

I have had mixed results with google on bird ID's. Sometime it is useful, but I always seem to get too many junk results.

For the record, I have tens of thousands of photos and have only been stumped on a couple. (Though I would bet I am wrong on a few too :rolleyes:)

Upon further review... how about a Brewers Black bird? It was a bit out of its range, but winter ranges can be tough, especially with how warm it was last year.


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Sep 27, 2012 21:28 |  #4
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Im no expert but to me its a grackle....


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Sep 27, 2012 21:54 as a reply to  @ Brain Mechanic's post |  #5

Looks like a Grackle to me too.



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Sep 28, 2012 04:56 |  #6

I'm getting a Rusty Blackbird kinda feel from this one. Do you have any other pics of this bird?


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Sep 28, 2012 06:25 |  #7

Common Grackle is my guess, around here they are finishing molting and have a large difference in colors, yours has a lot of blue in the body but they change colors so easily in the sun. The head, eye and beak just say Grackle to me, of course I am usually wrong on id's.


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Sep 28, 2012 22:39 |  #8

I agree with Bret, so +1 on the common grackle :)


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Sep 28, 2012 22:43 |  #9

On the Common Grackle train here, too.


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