Tuesday, May 29, 2012

MSED: Bird a Day #153 Lunch Time

The grackles have taken over my yard. 
I used to think they were lovely birds when they first appeared, I mean just look at those beautiful iridescent feathers, but now they have called all their aunts and uncles and cousins to come and take part of the buffet of seed that I have laid before them. It didn't take long for them to eat all the food at my feeders and run off the song birds. They have a loud irritating call especially at 5:30 in the morning when they love to wake up and "sing" outside my bedroom window. The babies are starting to arrive and this seems to make them extra voice-y. I wish they would find another place to be. I'm starting to feel like I live in the movie "The Birds".

Here is a puzzle piece I did inspired by the Common Grackle


  1. You sure make the grackle look cute! Whenever I see them they're always so nervous and aggressive. My mom had some in her yard and when the babies came along they started to dive bomb her head everytime she walked to her car! They even made her fall down once. Yikes! Be careful!

  2. That grackle looks a handsome bird. Its simular to our crows with the same annoying habits.
    Thank you for your lovely comments its nice to hear from you again. I hope you are well and enjoying your warmer weather.........xx

  3. Yikes indeed Joni! They haven't been THAT aggressive yet but I'll be sure to be careful.
    Linda, yes they are similar to crows but the crows don't ransack the feeders and have kept their distance.