4 and 20 Grackles



Moment in Time
Thursday, January 14, 2016
1:01 p.m.
We have a swarm of visitors.


Grackles, I think, and other blackbirds.  I don't know what the white ones are.
Dakota made a run for it!  

40 comments:

  1. Yikes!!! That is a lot of birds in one place.

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  2. they descend like nothing else! :)

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  3. I'm with Dakota - that's kind of scary! Were they noisy?

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  4. Can't say I blame Dakota for running... shades of 'Birds'! Eek!

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  5. That's called a murmuration....so cool to watch!

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  6. Alfred Hitchcock. I would run too.

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  7. I would be running with Dakota!

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  8. This is wild!!! I don't blame Dakota!

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  9. For about two days every fall we get grackles in great swarms.

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  10. So long as your four and twenty weren't baked in a pie...
    And I do love to see birds in quantity...

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  11. Oh.my.goodness! I can only imagine all the bird poop!

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  12. Hard to tell what the white ones are, maybe gulls?

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  13. Oh wow, poor horse look like it has no room. The birds have taken over. Great captures. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  14. never seen grackles before that i know of and i would be right with Dakota.. looks like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock The Birds... we once saw maybe 10 times this many blackbirds, they turned the sky black for as far as we could see in all directions. last summer from our yard.

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  15. Haha now I'm going to have that nursery song stuck in my head. Love it!

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  16. Were they growing south. We used to have big flocks of these every winter in Texas also.

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  17. That is just incredible. I am so glad you got a picture of it.

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  18. Oh my gosh! I would do the same as Dakota! Great picture!

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  19. They use to eat all my dog food in Florida and I mean pounds of it. Their raucous racket and appetites use to have me in the pasture beating on a garbage can lid to scare them off. They do come in bunches.

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  20. Oh my gosh that is a bunch of birds. I'd high tail it out of there too!

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  21. Wondering if there is a "murmuration of grackles" as there are of starlings. Behind one of the most elegant houses in town is a small band of trees in which as many as 60 vultures have been counted roosting in the morning (I've counted 35 as I walk by the house with the dog)in the past few weeks. Not as spectacular as your grackles, but something to see nonetheless because they are so big.

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  22. Wow! I bet that was a noise! No wonder Dakota took off.

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  23. It reminds me of "the Birds". Did you see the movie by Hitchcock? The story was written by Daphne du Maurier, I think!
    Happy Weekend!
    Wil, ABCWTeam

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  24. There are plenty of them, great images Terri.

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  25. I remember as a kid, about this many birds would land in our yard full of pecan trees. It's like something out of a movie!

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  26. omgoodness, that's a lot of birds!! good timing on your part!!

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  27. So many birds... and the noise would have been loud! I can only imagine. Great photos

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  28. That is a lot of birds. I'd run for it too!

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  29. Whoa! What an amazing sight!!
    Glad you were able to snap a few pictures.

    Warm wishes..
    ~K.

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  30. My heavens! Are you on a flyway of some sort?

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  31. Oh my word...what a sight! The pesky grackles will clean out bird feeders in no time. So will starlings, which I had visiting yesterday. A big swarm of them. Take care and enjoy your week!

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  32. What a picture!!! Makes me think of Alfred Hitchcock!

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  33. Thats a lot of birds! I'd like to see that.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  34. Your horse made a run for it, being outnumbered by thousands. I am a new follower.

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