yes, and in big numbers
Sort of reminds me of a BMW motorcycle rally I once came across while hiking near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
I've seen them completely fill the tree across the street before! Noisy little buggers too:@)
That's a BUNCH! They sure are pretty!
......In their millions. Love their blue heads. What a spectacle!
Just two words this time........HOLY COW!!!
...and came and came. Beautiful blue feathering!
Now we are thinking Hitchcock.....dun dun daaa. Love the blue. Have a terrific Tuesday.Best wishes Molly
Wow, that's a lot of birds!
That's an invasion :))
I love those photos! BEautiful birds.
Yikes! They are taking over!
Did they ever come, WOW!!!! just like The Birds, AHHHH!!!!!! Francine.
It's the Grackle Apocalypse!!
You crack me up. We don't have grackles here. But during college, in Waco, we all used to avoid parking under certain trees that the grackles swarmed!
Hmm, now let me think...which would I prefer...a flock of Grackles, or a flock of Starlings, which is what I get...I am still thinking...I want a flock of Cedar Waxwings...sigh!
amazing!!! they look like black birds that someone painted their heads blue... what a sight and i bet it was a sound to
Beautiful birds photos!
My goodness. I've never seen such a swarm of grackles.
WOW! Look at all those birds! The colours are fantastic.
Yikes! That is a whole lotta grackles, Tex. Someone said "grackle apocalypse" and I have to agree. :-)
So that's where they go when they leave here. I'm happy when they finally leave. They're like those Collared Doves: Gobble up everything in two seconds.
Oh my word! You sure got great pictures of them. Love the blue heads. I've never seen them so brilliantly captured.
Wow, what great images! I love these birds for two reasons:1) Lisa mentions them in an episode of 'The Simpsons'. I was so excited as a kid to have a fictional hero refer to birdwatching!2) I saw them during my time in Toronto, flying around my yard. Thanks for bringing back the memories! :)
Really great to see these beautiful birds.In the Netherlands they are not.Greetings Irma
Hmmmm...why am I thinking.."Alfred Hitchcock"
You've been invaded. These pics should put a smile on your sister's face!
Oh! I love their shiny blue heads!
Oooooh, it could be a scary movie! ;) Great series.
Oh my gosh! I guess they did. Amazing! And great photos! :)
You can have them...not my favorite bird.
Wow . . . abundance indeed . . . love the shiny blue/black! And the . . . "dun, dun dun!"
See, Tex? Lots of "not my favorite bird" in these comments.But look at picture #14, so gorgeous, beautiful colors, irridescent blue heads. You see someone not so attractive and say "Oh they have a great personality" you won't even notice looks.Well with Grackles they have great looks and zip for personality. Just gotta love 'em for what they are.Jo, Stella and Zkhat
This looks like a deleted scene from "The Birds"! :)MersadMersad Donko Photography
There are so many of them. They must eat a lot of seeds. I love the blue iridescent color of their heads.Hugs,JB
Aren't they beautiful? The iridescence in their feathering is gorgeous. A bit Alfred Hitchcock-like when they all land around and on a feeder...
Wow! They are so beautiful!
yup, it's a swarm. I guess I should be expecting them down here soon.
omgoodness, talk about a herd!!these guys always travel together, don't you wish cardinals would do the same?!
Hi Y'all!We get those huge flocks at the shore. Fortunately they don't stay! Y'all come by now,Hawk aka BrownDog
It's a little skeery!
This is the second time this week I'm seeing grackles with this coloring. But it's the first time I've seen photos of them in such large numbers. For grackles, they really are beautiful.
Wow, now that's a lot of grackles! I had one strangler at my feeders the other day! I love that last shot!
Suddenly, I can't get Alfred Hitchcock's movie, "The Birds," out of my mind!
en zo te zien waren ze wel met zeer velen.
Truly spectacular when they show up and leave as quickly as they came. Nice shots!
Oh yes, they did and you got some fantastic photo's. :)
Holy Cow, you're not kidding.
Aaahhhhh, I feel like I'm in a horror movie. It's really cool when they all take off at the same time.
Wow that is just amazing. I love the blue color you captured.
I was thinking "grackle madness!" right before i came to where you had written that! They look so stern, but they are cool. I like grackles!
Wow that's a lot of Grackles! Many people don't care for them but they are beautiful birds. Great shots!
Yep, horror movie!! But what terrific shots!!
From my house to yours, see? Yeah.
Always nice to see large flocks of birds, they make for a good image especially when they take flight.Are they moving through your patch on migration?Dave
Gracks are cool.. and colourful in the right light. Are they there to stay for a while or are you on their migratory path?
I expect to see Tippi Hedren running about with her hands over her head.
I think they like each other's company very, VERY much!
An amazing capture of the dense collection or birds. Amazing number together.
Huge amount of birds, but they do have a beautiful blue colouring...
Your photos made me go onto you-tube to witness some grackle/starling murmurations. They are incredible to watch. You captured their iridescent colors well. Hope you're enjoying the season!
WOW ! So that's were all our Starlings go over the winters lol ! Wonderful photos ! Have a good day 1
Alfred Hitchcock - The Birds
Nice picture series shows you some beautiful birds :)
It's a party! What beautiful photos! I love the blue in their feathers.
Love the flashes of blue coloring. Quite a flock!
So many...So So So many...love their necks!!
Beautiful series, like a story I wanted to find the end first!! Blue feathers so shiny, these photos show them so well, Lovely. Greetings from Jean
Reminds me of Hitchcock's "Birds", only that they look much prettier here. Funny how there are always more. So many in a place I've never seen up close.Evening GreetingsWaldameise
Playing catch up here!!The first shot did make them look like they were marching in!! Amazing the lovely black is so black they have blue heads?? At first I thought they were black birds - then starlings - but neither?? They have such a beautiful blue head and tail feathers!!
I've seen Grackles in Florida but they didn't look like these, are they a different species?, great shots. All the best Gordon.
Oh NO!The Run*Around*Ranch has gone to the birds!:-)
Wow! This brings back my childhood and arguing with my daddy not to shoot these lovely creatures. Just look at their lovely blue heads. They almost glow. But, daddy said, no my dear, I can't let them nest in our attic!
These birds I have plenty of, but I've never been able to make them look as good, or interesting as yours! Wow, great shots!!!
What madness, good job you were there.
It's a pile of birds. I can hear them from here.
They don't come through here but they did in NJ - they would blacken the sky
WOW!!!! You had an amazing swarm. They are so beautiful. They look like Common Grackles. I haven't seen many of them as they are rare to Arizona.....but they fit the profile for common. Gorgeous!
Oh my gosh, totally fascinating!!! I smiled when I saw your listing on the Reader's list, but never expected this!!!!
Holy cow, invasion of the birds. Reminds me of the movie.
Great, these pictures are gorgeous! I love this flock of birds !
Holy moley! In Europe it would be the starlings doing this. Love all that blue in the last picture!
MY GOODNESS!!! But I must say they are beautiful. We don't have Grackles here.Lindahttp://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
Wow! So many birds!I wonder what they eat and what they demolish!!
What a wonderful sight... amazing.
Awesome serie!Well done!
Beautiful feather colors, particularly the blue heads! I like the one from the side, the beak looks powerful. They must be a rambunctious lot!
Woah, that's a mess of Grackles! They kind of have a crazy look in their eyes haha.
It's a real invasion of birds but they are beautiful :)
Amazing. The raid so many birds? This, after the invasion.Although all are very beautiful.Greetings.
Oh my, the movie The Birds comes to mind for me.
I still hear them! Wow, this post is an EXPERIENCE!ALOHA to YOU, dear TEXfrom HonoluluComfort Spiral =^..^= <3
wow!!! and no fair, you get to have all the fun! i swear, you really live in zoo!
Well, there's a lot of ... beautiful pictures.
Dearest Theresa,You got quite a Grackle invasion! Did you feed them on the ground? They seem to be munching on something good.Hugs,Mariette
So many, wow!! and they are so beautiful with their blue heads :))
Grackles are so beautiful and iridescent! But they sometimes come in such numbers!
T, Wow, what a mess of them! I love the ever changing colours of these guys! Great shots!
To chyba był zlot tych ptaków. Świetnie to wygląda. Pozdrawiam.I think it was a reunion of these birds. It looks great. Yours.
your photos make them look totally amazing.My neighbors do not like these fellas . . me?? I think they are nifty. I wonder if they feel like one gigantic mass - if they are able to think as one . . . do they know how large them seem?I like how you caught the blue-ness of them . . Thanks!
Looks like they are multiplying on the spot. My mother-in-law used to do a grackle dance to get them away from the bird feeders. But I kind of like their iridescent heads.
Tex, they must love your place!! I would not like to feed the, way TOO many!! I think they have pretty shiny heads. Cool shots!
I've never seen so many grackles! We see large groups of starlings here but at least they are a bit smaller.I'm feeling pretty good now, thanks!!
They came. They saw. They conquered....
Yeah... sometimes they can be scary. I'll bet they emptied the feeders fast!
Ooh you lucky dog! Especially if they are ss noisy as people say they don't stay. But what a gaggle fest!! I feel new screen saver picture...
I had grackles about 2 months ago. I didn't have this many but they do swarm. Keep clicking on me until I find out what's going on. About half the people get the feeds and half don't.
Oh my lord, you've been invaded! Pretty colors, but yikes!
Holy smokes they came and then some...was there a scrap of food left?THhank you for your help...she is the administrator on my blog now.....but I can't see where you click to change that. I have already changed the pass word on her gmail so I have access to that.any suggestions? Heidi
First, one grackle spotted your feed supply.He "tweeted" about it.The rest - is history.Great series!
Oh my God ! So many of them all at once . Such a beautiful spectacle :)
great progression of photos! we have some plain ol' blackbirds that have been gathering in great cackling numbers in our trees, but I can't get close to them because they all take off! - The Equestrian Vagabond
Holy cow - I mean bird! Good grief but do love the colors I see in that last shot.
They are very striking! I love the irridescent blue with the bright yellow eyes. I'll bet they had a lot to say, too! We don't have them here. xo
Oh, I'm glad they are there and not here...lol They take all the food! Sorry they're at your place!Gert
WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Was Alfred Hitchcock around somewhere.
Reminds me of the Hitchcock movie, "The Birds".
Sorry, but I've gotta say it...I hope all my grackles are down there with your grackles! I've been waiting for the buggers to show up and they usually do about the time I fill up the suet feeders and they gobble them up in a matter of minutes it seems. Pesky critters.
They have blue heads? Wow what a beautiful sight!
These pics could give a person nightmares! Although, Do admire their glittery bodies. What do the dogs think of them?
Wow, that's quite the gathering of Grackles. Great pictures!
Wow, what a sight, and colourful birds.
They're gorgeous! that blue is awesome!!
Stunning photos. These birds look like some kind of crow? We get loads of jackdaws in this part of the world - nasty damn things!
what amazing scenes, you've captured them so beautifully, I've never seen this bird before.I wonder did they make a lot of noise?
What great magic came dow from the sky just for you! Marvellous! Had you put out food for the masses???
Incredible amazing and fearsome looking. The look like small ravens.
What a striking looking bird. I have never heard of a 'Grackle" before. Great photos!
What a massive invasion of beautiful looking birds. Worthy of Daphne du Maurier / Alfred Hitchcock starring roles.
WOW! that's some gathering ... did they stay long?
That is quite the swarm! I still think they are beautiful with that iridescent sheen.
Wow, great photos! I love the blue tint in these. But it also reminds me of the movie, "The Birds" ;-)
Jeez say ............... what a field full of birds.! Then you Neit know what you see lol .... Beautiful face.
Did you happen to see Alfred Hitchcock?
Holy cow! I've never seen that many grackles at once! Not even close. So far the grackles and starlings haven't made an appearance at the feeders here.
You could make a lot of pies with that lot!
Indeed they "came and what a flock of Common Grackles it was. It seems that the males really stood out with the bluish purple sheen of their heads. Actually the prettiest photo of grackles that I have seen. I bet there was not a speck of seed to be found when that flock took wing. :-)
Hi Tex. Amazing series of shots of this lovely bird.
gosh, you are so lucky to be surrounded by so much beauty, theresa! great series!:)
Such a sight! So cool! :)
Yes, and they saw and conquered! Overwhelming sight!!!
Now that's just plain amazing!
Wow, that's a lot of visitors! Great pictures!
THE BIRDS! They always make me think of that...when I see the blackbirds in flocks or go to Terre Haute and see all the crows.
HA!!! i imagine they were noisy too!
You did a great job of catching the iridescent blues. It looks like the whole flock of North America found you! I can only imagine how noisy that was. I haven't seen any here for awhile, some usually stay for the winter.
Wow!!!Preety birds indeed!!Dimi...
You may have a blackbird infestation
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