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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 11:51 AM

LOUD 'blackbirds' around here.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 12:08 PM

1. I remember the grackles in austin. Very loud!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 12:12 PM

2. Crows, maybe? Grackles? Or starlings?

Get an airhorn out and get rid of 'em.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 12:17 PM

3. I can't tell, but one was close enough for a pic but missed it.

No colors, so not starlings, I think.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 12:34 PM

4. Different varieties of blackbirds hang out in these large flocks in the winter. Starlings grackles

Redwing blackbirds, brown headed cowbirds sometimes, all together. They sure do make quite a racket when they all gather in one tree. Happens here sometimes then they swarm the yard. Some of those huge flocks you will see, I have read, have hundreds of thousands of birds. I love to watch the large flocks swarm and turn like a school of fish

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Response to Walleye (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 12:36 PM

5. Ditto, I enjoy watching them too, but

'chicken' me not going out, due to chill and wind.

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 12:37 PM

6. I can relate. I'm sitting here trying to decide how many clothes I need to pile on to go outside

Probably even going to have to wear socks today

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Response to Walleye (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 12:43 PM

8. LOLOLOL!

I ALWAYS wear socks, even to bed!

My favorite 'intermediate' jacket being repaired, so not at ALL sure what I'll wear out for a while; Tues-Wed-Thurs 'nicely' moderate temps forecast, so easier.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 12:41 PM

7. The darned grackles around here

Will swarm all over my bird feeder and clean it out in minutes.

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