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boat-tailed grackle

  1. On a Mission

    On a Mission

    Boat-tailed Grackle I have no idea what its mission is but it looked so darn determined. The glossy blue-black males are hard to miss as they haul their ridiculously long tails around or display from marsh grasses, tree branches or telephone wires.
  2. Glistening

    Glistening

    Boat-tailed Grackle
  3. Boat-tailed Grackle (male) Anahuac NWR.jpg

    Boat-tailed Grackle (male) Anahuac NWR.jpg

    Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major major) male. Today will be my last post for a few weeks. I will be back on line tonight but my wife and I are headed to Panama for a few weeks and we leave in the morning. It is not a birding trip per se but I can not go anywhere without birding and...
  4. Boat-tailed Grackle

    Boat-tailed Grackle

    These showy blackbirds are common in wetlands along the upper Texas coast where they overlap with the similar Great-tailed Grackle which tends to replace it in agricultural and settled areas. This is a male. Formerly lumped with the Great-tailed Grackle, this species was split by the AOU in...
  5. Boat-tailed grackle - Shiny males

    Boat-tailed grackle - Shiny males

    The large male is black with lots of iridescence, with that giant tail standing out, while the females are quite a bit smaller and all brown. these two males seemed to be competing with each other for the attentions of the females - lots of head-raising and calling until one flew off
  6. Boat-tailed Grackle

    Boat-tailed Grackle

    I think Boat-tailed, but maybe Common. We have a lot of BTs here. At Huntington Beach State Park, SC
  7. Male boat-tailed grackle in flight

    Male boat-tailed grackle in flight

    The glossy black male boat-tailed grackle, with a purplish iridescent sheen in direct sun, flying noisily past me while calling out
  8. Boat-tailed grackle, Female

    Boat-tailed grackle, Female

    Interesting that there were about 40 females in this area, but not one male. Males are all black. Then somewhere else I saw about 30 male red-winged blackbirds on a lawn but not one female. Almost never see them other then a single male or paired with the female. At Morse Park, Murrells...
  9. Boat-Tailed Grackle

    Boat-Tailed Grackle

    Busch Gardens
  10. Boat-Tailed Grackle

    Boat-Tailed Grackle

    Seen in Busch Gardens
  11. Boat-tailed Grackle (male)

    Boat-tailed Grackle (male)

    Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major subsp. major) Male, species sexually dimorphic.
  12. Boat-tailed Grackle, Female Gulf Coast / Florida

    Boat-tailed Grackle, Female Gulf Coast / Florida

  13. Boat-tailed Grackle, Female Gulf Coast/Florida

    Boat-tailed Grackle, Female Gulf Coast/Florida

  14. Boat-tailed grackle, female

    Boat-tailed grackle, female

    I found a couple of pairs of these along the waters edge. I've never seen water in this area before. A large part of the rice field area is flooded from the storm. At Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC
  15. Boat-tailed grackle, female

    Boat-tailed grackle, female

    At Huntington Beach State Park, SC
  16. Boat-tailed Grackle, Female Gulf Coast/Florida

    Boat-tailed Grackle, Female Gulf Coast/Florida

  17. SF - Grackle Ferry

    SF - Grackle Ferry

    Taking the ferry to Paradise Island and all these grackles showed up. The attendant told us they go out with the other ferry because the attendant feeds them and when they are full they fly to the other ferry as it passes going the opposite way. Buggers are too full to fly the whole way back...
  18. Boat-tailed Grackle

    Boat-tailed Grackle

    A fly by at Eagle Lakes Park, Naples.
  19. Boat-tailed Grackle

    Boat-tailed Grackle

    The male has a brown eye, and that alone can tell you that this is a Florida or gulf coast bird.
  20. Did you see that?

    Did you see that?

    Two ladies who's conversation was rudely interrupted by some commotion in the marsh.
  21. Boat-tailed Grackle, Female Gulf Coast/Florida

    Boat-tailed Grackle, Female Gulf Coast/Florida

  22. Boat-tailed Grackle

    Boat-tailed Grackle

    A male struts along a sandy beach and the dunes looking for a bite to eat. In SW Florida it would have a dark eye.
  23. Boat-tailed Grackle

    Boat-tailed Grackle

    A female taken within sight of the famous Hatteras Lighthouse.
  24. Boat-tailed Grackle (male)

    Boat-tailed Grackle (male)

    Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major subsp. major) Male, species sexually dimorphic. The nominate is found in Texas and Louisiana and are restricted to coastal areas. Our Great-tailed grackle is also very common in the coastal areas but ranges every where else in the state as well. However...
  25. Boat-tailed Grackle - Female

    Boat-tailed Grackle - Female

    I love detail, can you tell?
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