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Grackles, oh my

The huge flocks of blackbirds coming through every morning these days are astounding. When the sun was coming up this morning, thousands were coming over. Large groups are coming to the feeder throughout the day. With the windows open on a sunny day like this one, the chorus is nice to work by. The shiny grackles look very in charge with their saw-like beaks, piercing eyes, and muscular stance. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Now it’s starting to look like spring

The snow is pretty much gone and it’s a beautiful 68 degrees today. I was wearing my gloves when out walking this morning. You know the cliche–wait five minutes and it will change. Grackles are landing in waves, chatting and shoving each other around at the feeder. The juncos are still here, but I imagine they will leave any day. The sparrow below is waiting for a sharp-shinned hawk to stop circling the yard. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Yardbirds

It’s always fun to spend a little time out in the yard watching everyone coming and going. The amount of activity in such a small area is just amazing. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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