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The Eye Of A Grackle...but ID Please!

 
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Feb 11, 2014 13:02 |  #1

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This bird has been coming to my feeders by himself for a couple of weeks now. Can't seem to figure out what it is. That eye looks like a Grackle, but the color doesn't. I have other photos if needed.


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Feb 11, 2014 13:11 |  #2

It looks to be an immature grackle. Plumage will change to adult during spring molt.


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Feb 11, 2014 13:16 |  #3

StillCrazy wrote in post #16681468 (external link)
It looks to be an immature grackle. Plumage will change to adult during spring molt.

That was my thought, but I couldn't find another photo that looked like this one.


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Feb 11, 2014 13:44 |  #4

I'm going with Rusty Blackbird.
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Feb 11, 2014 13:51 |  #5

A Rusty Blackbird it is.

Nice shot Sandy and well done Al.


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Feb 11, 2014 13:55 |  #6

Ya Im with Al and John. Cant remember exactly but someone just posted shots of one.


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Feb 11, 2014 14:23 |  #7

Thanks for the help everyone. He really had me puzzled. He or she, is a very pretty loner.


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Feb 11, 2014 14:46 |  #8

He's a bit farther north than usual, for this time of year. Come to think of it, so would a grackle. Nice catch.


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Feb 11, 2014 17:53 |  #9

StillCrazy wrote in post #16681670 (external link)
He's a bit farther north than usual, for this time of year. Come to think of it, so would a grackle. Nice catch.

Thank you! Wow a fellow Vermonter. I didn't notice that the first time you posted. After doing a search, I found that Ian had photographed one even further north.

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Feb 12, 2014 07:44 |  #10

Following you now on Flickr. You do some very nice bird shots, love the nuthatches. I've been meaning to do a series on Vermont farm life. Hopefully this spring I'll get round to it.


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Feb 13, 2014 05:41 |  #11

StillCrazy wrote in post #16683312 (external link)
Following you now on Flickr. You do some very nice bird shots, love the nuthatches. I've been meaning to do a series on Vermont farm life. Hopefully this spring I'll get round to it.

Thank you! The majority of my bird shots are through a window!
Good luck on your farm series. Nice variety of images on your Flickr page.


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