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Sep 27, 2010 19:32 |  #1

Here is the Male Grackle that jumped up and almost landed on my pretty female Sapsucker, spooking her off the waterdish. These Male Grackles are huge birds, almost as big as crows. See my other thread on the pretty female Williamson's Sapsucker.


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Sep 27, 2010 20:07 |  #2

Damn Thugs, nice shot though. Your yard looks like mine at times. Late in the day I have some spots where the light shines in at certain times. If your thugs are as big as crows then either I have small crows or you have BIG thugs, they do seem to have that same kick your butt look though. Same eye too.
Very nice shot my friend!


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Sep 27, 2010 20:16 |  #3

You sure did really well on the exposure of the black Steve....wonderful shot, really nice detail, great light and nice color. This thug apparently isn't scared of you...he has no fear in his eye.


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Sep 27, 2010 21:18 |  #4

BGgraphy wrote in post #10990102 (external link)
Damn Thugs, nice shot though. Your yard looks like mine at times. Late in the day I have some spots where the light shines in at certain times. If your thugs are as big as crows then either I have small crows or you have BIG thugs, they do seem to have that same kick your butt look though. Same eye too.
Very nice shot my friend!

Thanks Bret, it's funny, some of these males are huge with long tails. Some of them are missing their tails. Must be from the molting. But all of them are evil looking!:lol:

Shar824 wrote in post #10990172 (external link)
You sure did really well on the exposure of the black Steve....wonderful shot, really nice detail, great light and nice color. This thug apparently isn't scared of you...he has no fear in his eye.

I think this one wants to kick my butt Sharon, good thing I'm inside the house looking out through the window! That was one mean bad boy! :lol:
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Sep 27, 2010 22:04 |  #5

Wow... he may be your nemesis thug, but the IQ on this shot is exceptional... looks like he is trying to "soften your heart" with the nice profile shot ;) nice natural color and iridescence Steve.

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Sep 27, 2010 22:27 |  #6

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Wow... he may be your nemesis thug, but the IQ on this shot is exceptional... looks like he is trying to "soften your heart" with the nice profile shot ;) nice natural color and iridescence Steve.

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He'd like to soften my heart with his beak...heh..heh. Thanks db, he was up there for one second and gone. He heard the click and saw me. They have some nice colors on them, but they still take over the yard! I went to the waterhole for 3 hours today, and didn't take one shot. The acorns were all over the upper trees, but would not come down to drink. I saw a flicker, a junco, steller's jays, and some goldfinches. Nobody would come down to drink, and it was hot out there. Don't know what was going on. The perch was down on the ground, and I had to put it back up. I was under camo, but they could still see me. I will try again next week. :cry:


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Sep 28, 2010 05:24 |  #7

They may be thugs, but I sure would like to see one in person! Very nice shot, Steve, lovely light and colours.


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Sep 28, 2010 09:39 |  #8

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They may be thugs, but I sure would like to see one in person! Very nice shot, Steve, lovely light and colours.

Levina, you can come and I'll introduce you to them! Pretty birds, but mean and bossy, kind of like my X wife. Just kidding, I was the mean and bossy one. Thanks for the nice comments Levina. :D


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Sep 28, 2010 09:49 |  #9

They are too darned pushy, aren't they! Nice capture anyway Steve. :)


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Sep 28, 2010 10:28 |  #10

Nice shot of this guy. Most of mine have left. As usual, they were here about two weeks, then the other day, only Jasper was still around. I did notice the Blue Jays stayed away when they were here though. :)


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Sep 28, 2010 11:05 |  #11

Wonderful shot Steve. Nice lighting.


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Sep 28, 2010 12:29 |  #12

Diamond Lil wrote in post #10993376 (external link)
They are too darned pushy, aren't they! Nice capture anyway Steve. :)

Thanks Lil, they tend to take over the water dishes. They can't get to the feeders, but sometimes get peanuts off the ground. I hope they head South soon!

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Nice shot of this guy. Most of mine have left. As usual, they were here about two weeks, then the other day, only Jasper was still around. I did notice the Blue Jays stayed away when they were here though. :)

Jasper seems pretty independent Mitch, doesn't hang with the crowd. I know my birds stay back when these Monsters are in the yard. Thanks Mitch, good to hear from you. Miss seeing you on here, your humor was always a highlight in my day!:D

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Wonderful shot Steve. Nice lighting.

Thank you Gaurav, one of those split second shots!


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Sep 28, 2010 15:21 |  #13

Jasper seems pretty independent Mitch, doesn't hang with the crowd.

I asked him about that, he said nobody else between here and Alabama feeds peanuts. He's staying. :lol:


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Sep 28, 2010 18:13 |  #14

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I asked him about that, he said nobody else between here and Alabama feeds peanuts. He's staying. :lol:

Talk about Peanuts Mitch, I haven't found a bird yet that will turn down a good Peanut....well maybe a hummingbird! All my birds go crazy for peanuts. I need to invest in a peanut farm!:cry:


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Sep 28, 2010 18:21 |  #15

I'm lucky to have a store here that sells 50# bags of them at a decent price. You might check feed and grain businesses around there if you get the chance. They might have them. I know they are grown out there.


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