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They have beautiful shiny colors. And I love their eyes.. Wonderful series of images.. Happy Tuesday!
What stunning plumage. Have a terrific Tuesday.Best wishes Molly
A lovely grackle. He looks so inquisitive like he was startled.
Grackles were very common back where I grew up. I can still here their distinctive calls :)
They may be called common, but I still think they're bOOtiful
YOU make the grackle a gorgeous creature!! Oh, that color... don't you wish we had plumage that beautiful? ;)
Through your lens he doesn't look common to me! In fact, i don't know that we have any of those around here.
Giving credit where credit is due. :-)
very handsome and i love the colors of his head, that would make a beautiful dress for a movie star to wear on the red carpet.
the color would be grackle blue
You sure captured the shininess in some of the photos.
Nice shots! They are beautiful birds in a way.
he sure does shine for a plain bird
Beautiful series of images of this beautiful bird.They have beautiful shiny colors.This species occurs in the Netherlands not.Best regards, Irma
Beautiful iridescent colours.
Wow - he is so beautiful - nice colors.
Handsome indeed and interesting the way the feather colors change depending on the angle of the light. Nice pics!
Morning, loving those shiny colors, great photos, handsome bird.Blessings Francine.
Wow! He is beautiful. I'll bet all the girl grackles want to cozy up to those iridescent feathers!
I didn't know grackles could be so pretty. Don't tell him he's gorgeous because he is cranky! :-)
his coloring is just beautiful! he's quite the poser :)
Quite beautiful. We sometimes see them here in the summer.
Gorgeous these colors!Hug Crissi
They are colorful, for sure, but so pesky. Our HEB (grocery) has a recording of them to try to discourage their congregating in the parking lot.
Beautiful looking bird, a member of the crow family?
Nature's beauty has no limits. I love the way he eyes the bird bath guard in photo #3 and gives it the evil eye!
Intense is the perfect description for him. Love the shiny digs.
Handsome Gorgeous . . . A certain grace indeed . . .
Is he common to your birdbath? If not, why do they call it 'common'. What great coloring on his neck.
they are gorgeous birds when the sun hits them right. too bad they act like a motorcycle gang when they swoop through.
Don't you love the noises they make? We call them Walmart birds because no matter where we are, they are in the parking lot.
You can just feel his glee! It's so wonderful to be alive!
You have captured an amazing photo. just so beautiful. Id frame this one.So beautiful....
I never think of them as common, I love them and I wish we would have some come live here, but alas they prefer french fries at Wal Mart. :)
oohhhh so handsome!! lovin' that arched back and shiny coat!!!
Grackle! Grackle! Grackle! They can be so loud! He's pretty!
A fine series of this pretty bird. The sheen in his feathers if gorgeous.
He IS a handsome devil. Your grackles are more beautiful thank ours - ours are plain black, they don't have that beautiful shade of blue.
I am always fascinated by their colors and the sheen of their feathers.
Interesting bird. His eye makes him look so mad!.Thanks for telling me about amy b and the barn linkup. Did it!MB
the colours on this bird are fantastic.
Love the iridescence!
These guys would empty my feeders in a swift couple of minutes and luckily I don't get many at one time. LOVE their colors glistening in the light.Great catches!
Wow!!What a beautiful bird Tex!Wonderful pictures and series!Great captures!Dimi...
The light just plays with their feathers wonderfully.
He is a beautiful bird! xo Catherine
Love that neon blue!
They are really intelligent. We see them all the time in the parking lots going under cars in the summer to drink what drips from the air conditioner. And they will come and sit and watch us eat in the car, waiting for us to throw them something. The other day at Wallyworld, I saw one with a curly fry. Everyone around here hates them because there are millions of them here and they poop all over the place...and in the morning, they all congregate on the parking lot at HEB and have their morning meeting. It's hilarious. The parking lot is black with them. I think I took a picture with my phone a while back....I'll have to look and post it on my blog. I don't remember ever looking at it after I took it and don't know if you will be able to tell what they are, but I'm going to look and see. Do they do that there, too? And all hang out on the power lines at night, all lined up like in THE BIRDS?
It really is quite a beautiful bird, except for that beady little eye.
What a handsome fellow!!
They call them common because there are so many and in that respect they are ... common. But, really they are anthing but common if you look at their beautiful coloring and bright yellow eyes. These are great shots, Theresa. We don't have any grackles up here this winter. Usually one or two will hang around, but I have nothing but startlings in my feeder flocks. Andrea @ From The Sol
Nice bird!Good captures!
GREAT photos, Theresa! He's just beautiful!
He's ridiculously glossy, wow!
Spectacular, nice shots of this beautiful bird, beautiful photos!
He is indeed very stunning! :). I love these birds. I've heard some people refer to them as 'common', and thought, what on earth is common about them?
Very common and not very pretty, until the light hits them just right. You have captured that very well.
That is a beautiful one :)All dressed up and nowhere else to go to than the birdfeeder :))Have a fine day!【ツ】Knipsa
This cracks me up. We had many grackles around over the summer. They are such bullies with all the other creatures around!
Oh I love those pretty iridescent colors. So pretty.Great shots.Hugs,JB
Love the colours of these birds, you've captured them well!
Devil being the operative word, but I have to admit his colors are lovely. Thank you for your bird ID help!
Truly magnificent, those feathers shine. and he can pose so well, super series as always.
Wow, lovely colors! It is a very beautiful bird :)
Your photos do him/her a great justice! While this is one bird I have plenty of, I've never managed to capture anything like this!
He is beautiful! But don't tell him that, he'll get a big head! He does look a little pissed off doesn't he?
Isn't HE something!! Wow!
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You've captured him in all his sunny, iridescent beauty. They're such a handsome bird despite that cold eye.
That is an amazing looking bird. Superb!!
Your title says it all.
Isn't he an absolute beauty! I love how his feathers glint in the sun. I have missed the grackles around here. Hope we get a visit soon. Thanks for your comment, so glad my post made you happy. Well deserved indeed :)
The grackles irredesence always lures me to stop what I'm doing and watch them for a while. Great shots! 'love & hugs from afar'
Like a repo man, a grackle is always intense!~
Very intense and the colors are too!
Those colours are fabulous! Nothing common about that. ;-)
T, nice ones! The colours are so intense! I love the way they change depending on the angle of the light!
Awesome shots! The light was perfect to show him off...:)JP
Miniac colors are beautiful on the bird. Regards.
he's so handsome! I don't know if I've ever seen on with colors like his. Really gorgeous!! Great pics!!
Wow, what a beautiful bird !
Great shots !
I love the glow of those feathers.What a beautiful bird!
Very handsome indeed, but a rather intense serious fellow I think.
Hi Theresa, Yes, Mr. Grackle is brilliantly iridescent in all his dark brown and blue-black finery. If they were not such farming pests, they would be beloved. Have a wonderful Wednesday tomorrow!
blue and black what a great combination
They have a mean kind of look about them. But those piercing eyes are worth admiration.
He's a stunner!
Handsome and intense... I believe I was married to him for a while:@)
Even "common" species can be so beautiful if we stop to look carefully.
Catch these guys in the right light, like here, and their plumage really shines! Nice shots!
You nailed it with "handsome devil" ... a great name.Such a sheen - great pics T :D)
I just love the blue and purple color on this bird!
Dearest Theresa,You had the perfect light for these spectacular photos!Hugs,Mariette
Wow! Your lens certainly caught his gorgeous iridescent colors.
Handsome demon; and that ultimate shot is the ultimate!ALOHA from HonoluluComfortSpiral <3
He was really putting on a show.
Love his iridescent head and shoulders. Great shots as usual.
yep he is a good lookin fellow.
So black they almost look blue.
Beautiful shiny bird!
"Handsome devil" is the perfect name for him. His eyes look devilish but he is so beautiful.
Oh wow - the colouring!! it is so intense, and then the eye stare.he's definitely more handsome than my partridge.
His face is not pretty but his feathers are fantastic!
The most beautiful birds show up at your place. Amazing. Thanks for sharing!!
Love that irridescent purple blue head.
Beautiful and a little crazed looking! :)
This fellow looks intelligent and mischievous all at the same time! Sure like his iridescent feathers.
Such a angry look! But he is also very beautiful and shiny!!
I love the iridescent colors - makes me think of Carnival glass. :)Lindy
Interesting bird and I remember them making such a racket in our yard in Nebraska.
As often as I see Grackles, I really hardly ever get to photograph them. You took some really delightful and wonderful snaps Theresa. Very beautiful~
Beautiful bird and rich color. They are stunning even with their devilish eyes.Great shots!
Wonderful images of the Crackle showing it's fine plumagem.
gorgeous shots of a beautiful bird.well done:))xoxo
Handsome is the right word...they really are beautiful.When in California, there were the great-tailed grackles at this one park we went to...and what a mess of noises they made...I don't know whether I am happy or sad that the common grackles are quieter. The great-tailed grackle was fun to listen to for a spell, but think it would get old if it had not been so new to me.
Excellent capture and the bird is pretty showy
Wow! Love the blue! You have the most colorful birds there!
These are awesome pictures! Mr. CrankyPants! Ha!
Great shots! His feathers look iridescent in the sunlight!
Love the way the light captures so many of his splendid colors...just beautiful!
Common? Looks pretty special! Great shots!
Ohhh .... what does this bird beautiful colors !!!! It looks metallic!
The colors are amazing on these birds and boy the look on this one's face (especially photo #3) is quite intense.
It has beautiful colors !!
What a gorgeous bird!
Wow! You did a great job of catching all those colors. Beautiful! Even if they are cranky pants! LOL
Very handsome! I love the blues on him.
What a beautiful job you did of showing those shiny blue heads. The Grackles weren't respected where I lived in Quebec but I always wondered why their beauty wasn't more recognized.
He seems to be comparing poses with the concrete bird. The photos are phenomenal of the various colors of iridescence, and cute poses and captions, I like Mr. Crankypants and Handsome Devil.
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