2015_Day 348: A grackle tree

Did you know grackles grow on trees? At least it seemed that way in the parking lot of a local store tonight. There was quite a bit of traffic, but I was amazed at how long they remained perched on the trees. Then something would spook them and they’d fly up and around for a minute, only to reclaim their place on the branches.
If you look closely in the background of the next two photos, you can see the hundreds (maybe thousands?) of grackles flying around, waiting to land on either a tree of power line.It amazes me that so many grackles can survive in the same area at the same time. I guess we can thank our disposable, litter-happy, fast-food-eating society for providing enough for all of them.

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3 thoughts on “2015_Day 348: A grackle tree

  1. Shannon

    That is a beautifully composed shot in the opener. Grackles are very resilient and adaptable, and there are few predators which can catch them, which is why they do so well in human places. Very smart birds.

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