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May 11, 2008 07:18 |  #1

Whats this one?


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May 11, 2008 07:33 |  #2

Sweet shot and a cool looking bird. Not familiar with your Brit birds, but I'm betting it's related to a crow. :)


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May 11, 2008 08:14 |  #3

Weird! It might be a juvenile something ... I think Canonloader is on the right track ... one of the corvids.


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May 11, 2008 08:26 |  #4

It looks like a female Great-tailed Grackle to me. Well captured.


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May 11, 2008 08:31 |  #5

It does look like a Grackle, but do they have those in the UK?


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May 11, 2008 08:43 |  #6

canonloader wrote in post #5501856 (external link)
It does look like a Grackle, but do they have those in the UK?

Good question, there is unsubstantiated reports of Boat -tailed Grackles for the U.K. Here is my shot: It sure looks like that bird.

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May 11, 2008 08:46 |  #7

Interesting - never heard of a grackle before. The similarities are striking, but there is one very obvious difference - the eye.


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May 11, 2008 08:59 |  #8

I have been a birder all my long life and this is not a UK bird. In fact it looks like it was stuffed years ago and taken from its cabinet for the shot. I am sure I am wrong, but until malla comes back and tells us where he shot it, it will remain a mystery to me.
It may be a migrant blown off course.


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May 11, 2008 15:49 |  #9

Looks like a Boat-tailed Grackle female to me.


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May 11, 2008 16:21 |  #10

canonloader wrote in post #5501856 (external link)
It does look like a Grackle, but do they have those in the UK?

Maybe I should have been more clear about it,I am in Miami right now so its a USA bird.;)


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May 12, 2008 00:54 |  #11

malla1962 wrote in post #5503683 (external link)
Maybe I should have been more clear about it,I am in Miami right now so its a USA bird.;)

That's sorted then ;)
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May 13, 2008 04:21 |  #12

Beautiful shot but I can't help with the ID. :-)


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May 13, 2008 06:30 |  #13

stop teasing the yanks


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May 13, 2008 06:50 |  #14

malla1962 wrote in post #5501654 (external link)
Whats this one?

Looking through my bird book and it looks to me like a Brown Jay.Or maybe the Boat-tailed grackle.Pretty cool either way!


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May 13, 2008 07:00 |  #15

It's a Female Boat-tailed Grackle.


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