Like a gorgeous piece of labradorite, the grackle is beautiful. Ever looked closely at one? You know those omni-present birds that just seem to pop up and startle you with their cry? Grackles, like their human counterpart, find joy where others cannot. Grackle people are always happy, but the grackle is also a messenger… the black, purple and gold colors of the grackle mean something. Black indicates inner thinking, purple represents intuition and gold demonstrates that emotions are ever-present. When you encounter a grackle, be prepared for the message the bird is trying to deliver: the situation you find yourself in is not what it seems, especially from an emotional perspective. The grackle is a sign that it is time to clear away emotional congestion and to deal with your emotions. There is some misplaced guilt in there. If you do not deal with the emotions at hand, you may find that energy manifests in physical form. Do what the grackle does… go build a nest in a pine tree. Actually, don’t do that. Get some pine-scented candles or pine-scented essential oil and inhale the scent. Use nature to alleviate emotions that are not for your greater good. You go grackle! .
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Another day, another #sketch! Or two.
Day 11 - Downtown! Of course I painted Atlanta, my home. 😍 And while I LOVE Atlanta, I don’t really love this painting. I think I need to work on my skills in wet on wet washes. But in the spirit of not being too hard on myself, I’m going to see as an “area of opportunity.” 🧐
Day 12 - #Monochromatic. Grackles are everywhere in #Houston. I think they’re beautiful, but some people call them trash birds. To each her own, I guess. 🤷🏻♀️
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Boat Tailed Grackles are quite stunning and intelligent birds when seen out in the wild foraging in the morning sun. They constantly change colors and shimmer blue, green and purple.
I’m so excited to start volunteering at @wildbirdfund! This beautiful subject is a grackle, a species for whom the scarecrow was invented - they love to eat corn. Some grackles also allow ants to crawl over their body and feathers (called “anting”) so as to secrete secrete Formic acid, thus helping relieve the bird of parasites. Do not do this yourself with ants, please. 🐦🦟 .
Tordo llanero / Quiscalus lugubris / Carib grackle.
Muy similar a las que conocemos como "Mariamulata" o "Marialucía" (Quiscalus mexicanus), pero los tordos son más pequeños y de cola no tan larga. Iris de color amarillo, y plumaje azul intenso casi negro en machos, y pardo en hembras, en ambas especies.
También se le puede confundir a simple vista con el Chamón caribeño (Molothrus bonariensis), pero estos no tienen iris color amarillo.
Las tres especies mencionadas en esta publicación, son observables en la Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, y en toda la parte urbana de la ciudad de Santa Marta.
This female Grackle found a piece of human food and was trying to keep other birds from stealing it. She flew onto the back of an American Coot who also found human food and was trying to protect it. Looks like the Grackle is using the American Coot as a surfboard. 😂 #grackle#americancoot#bestbirdshots
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These three photos, taken at Winding Waters Natural Area in West Palm Beach, demonstrate how small birds can pester and annoy the biggest predators in the sky. A juvenile bald eagle was enjoying the morning sunshine atop a slash pine tree. Several grackles were not happy about this and made their displeasure known. The bald eagle decided to look for a quieter perch and flew off – only to have one pesky grackle follow in its wingbeats. Even the king of the sky can be annoyed by rowdy loudmouths! #pbcnaturalareas#windingwatersnaturalarea#baldeagle#floridabirds#birdwatching#grackle