Tag: Common Grackle

The Bigger Cousins

Yesterday, I posted photos of the little birds that have been visiting my patio feeder. Here, I share some images of the birds just a size larger. MALE NORTHERN CARDINALS FEMALE NORTHERN CARDINALS BLUE JAY (Taking bites and swallowing suet) EUROPEAN STARLING BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD… Continue Reading “The Bigger Cousins”

All The Colors

Although it is often considered just another blackbird, the Common Grackle is far more brilliantly colored than one might first recognize. I suppose this bird is an illustration of the notion that black contains all the colors. This handsome bird landed in a tree… Continue Reading “All The Colors”

Rear Window

In the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock movie, Rear Window, Jimmy Stewart plays a photojournalist who recently broke his leg. To alleviate his boredom while confined to a wheelchair, he takes up peering out of his back window at his neighbors. When we first built our… Continue Reading “Rear Window”

Lovin’ The Rustic Look

I take pictures, but I’m not really a photographer. I keep the camera setting on auto-focus because I can’t fathom having to do that on my own with the speed and directional changes that birds make. I only minimally understand the lighting “stuff” about… Continue Reading “Lovin’ The Rustic Look”

It’s A Boy! I think.

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to film a female Purple Finch at the platform feeder in the Pond Meadow. You can read about that HERE. While this is a year when it was more possible than other years, it was still an unlikely event… Continue Reading “It’s A Boy! I think.”