Grackles dance

preen preen twitch twitch pick pick flutter fluff flutter fluff The two Grackles dance on the branch shuffle right shuffle right shuffle right to the edge and the brother has to fly from his perch his brother laughs and back to the nest they go. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Grackle/sounds Check out their songs and calls. This is what…

No rest for the wicked

All I wanted to do this morning was write about the grackle screaming at me while I was taking a picture of my empty garden bed. I looked up and realized how close I was to the main entrance of the grackle nest in the eaves and how close she was to my head.  Crap!…

The Common Grackle does not like cats

Usually, I wake to the bustling Grackle busy entering and exiting its house under the eaves. This morning, there was a fair amount of hysterical calling and carrying on. Can a bird "caterwaul?" If so, it was trying to. I opened the screen to get a better picture of its blue black reflective breast. It…

The Common Grackle

The Common Grackle wakes me up every morning since the Blue Jays were evicted from the eaves of my rented house. I really never had much of a problem with the Blue Jays except that they were so damn loud and shrill, their voices echoed inside my head but because of this I never needed…