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Thu Jul 15, 2021, 02:22 PM

Common Grackle in for a landing. (At least I think it's a Common Grackle . . .)

"Common Grackles are blackbirds that look like they've been slightly stretched. They're taller and longer tailed than a typical blackbird, with a longer, more tapered bill and glossy-iridescent bodies." - Internet

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Reply Common Grackle in for a landing. (At least I think it's a Common Grackle . . .) (Original post)
George McGovern Jul 15 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 15 #1
tblue37 Jul 15 #2
George McGovern Jul 15 #4
George McGovern Jul 15 #3
Diamond_Dog Jul 15 #5
George McGovern Jul 15 #6
Grumpy Old Guy Jul 15 #7
George McGovern Jul 15 #8
alfredo Jul 20 #9
George McGovern Jul 21 #10
alfredo Jul 22 #11
George McGovern Jul 22 #12
alfredo Jul 22 #13
George McGovern Jul 22 #14
alfredo Jul 22 #15
George McGovern Jul 23 #16
alfredo Jul 23 #17

Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 02:57 PM

1. Interesting capture, my dear George!

I'm puzzled. I can see 2 feet up in the air, and then I see some straight black lines coming out from one of the legs.

What are those lines? I'm really puzzled!

Fascinating bird!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 03:01 PM

2. I think they're part of his right wing.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 03:03 PM

4. Thank You tblue37. I think you got it!

I also think I overdid it post processing this photo. Oh well, I hope you and others "get the picture . . ."

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 03:02 PM

3. I don't know Peggy what they are, but they are part of what intrigued me to bring this to post.

P.S. I am not at all sure what this bird is. We see some around often.

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 03:22 PM

5. Amazing instance, just before landing!

He looks like a bird I wouldn’t want to mess with! Great shot, George!

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 04:27 PM

6. Me neither Diamond_Dog! Thank You!!

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 06:40 PM

7. It's a grackle.

Nice shot!

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Response to Grumpy Old Guy (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 15, 2021, 08:19 PM

8. Thanks for the confirmation and your comment Grumpy Old Guy!

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Tue Jul 20, 2021, 10:46 PM

9. Grackles don't see themselves as common.

Prideful little buggers.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:23 AM

10. Ha Ha Thanks alfredo! Hilarious statement and, from what I've seen of them, you're entirely correct!

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:32 PM

11. They look so good in the sun. Same for Starlings in the winter.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 01:32 PM

12. Excellent alfredo!! Very nice bokeh. Thanks!

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:19 PM

13. Thanks. That's one of my favorite Starling image.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 04:37 PM

14. You're welcome. Did you take that with your E-M10? What lens?

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 11:41 PM

15. E-M10 and Oly 40 - 150mm

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Response to alfredo (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 12:22 AM

16. Thanks. Great combo.

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:51 PM

17. That $100 plus lens is surprisingly good.

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