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Ashley Versluis

Bentonville, AR, United States


One February day these black noisy birds flocked to my feeders. Immediately I knew what they were *not* and needed to investigate further. I pulled out my Nikon with a 70-200 attached and starting taking photos. Matching photos to my trusty bird book revealed they were Common Grackles. They are considered “nuisance birds” but I couldn’t get over how lovely they are when the light hits “just right”. This Grackle was seeming to fiercely guard his spot on the deck against the much smaller finch who was flying in. I was quite enamored with them!

Common Grackle

AWARD WINNER: Judges\' Choice Winner!Common Grackle at the Feeders

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