Best viewed larger if you have time :))) Some people thing they are nasty and ugly birds…I think they are beautiful..The colors on these birds are beautiful..This was taken in my brothers back yard in Foxborough Ontario..With Canon 550D

Adult common grackles measures from 28 to 34 cm (11 to 13 in) in length, span 36–46 cm (14–18 in) across the wings and weigh 74–142 g (2.6–5.0 oz).Common grackles are less sexually dimorphic than larger grackle species but the differences between the sexes can still be noticeable. The male, which averages 122 g (4.3 oz), is larger than the female, at an average of 94 g (3.3 oz).Adult has a long dark bill, pale yellowish eyes and a long tail; its feathers appear black with purple, green or blue iridescence on the head, and primarily bronze shine in the body plumage. The adult female, beyond being smaller, is usually less iridescent; her tail in particular is shorter, and unlike the males, does not keel in flight and is brown with no purple or blue gloss. The juvenile is brown with dark brown eyes.

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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 2 years ago

    I took one shot of them also today, now I know the name of this bird and full description, wonderful nature shot

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Great shot, Keith. I agree that they are beautiful colors.

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 2 years ago

    Excellent capture and composition!!!! They are lovely!!!!

  • Carol Bleasdale
    Carol Bleasdaleover 2 years ago

    Another fine capture

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago

    great capture!

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 2 years ago

    This is a good one Keith. Lovely blue head. :>)) Leslie

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Superbly captured,great info.

  • greyrose
    greyroseover 2 years ago

    I think they are pretty birds but what I don’t like is that they chase away the little ones and they clean out my two bird feeders in one day!!! But they are usually only here until June or so and then they go elsewhere I guess! This is a beautiful shot of this one.

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77about 2 years ago

    great capture!

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