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chin up_ smile
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Copyright: Tabatha Osborne (fototab) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 301 W: 0 N: 362] (2177)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400mm IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-09 16:30
Viewed: 2718
Points: 6
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Grackle,

Common backyard bird, loves to rob the feeders here at the house.
Noisy birds, walks on the ground and forges intrees, shrubs, grass, and croplands.

Eats insects, worms, caterpillars, fruits, grains, seeds, small rodents, small fish, on and on.

They are colored up very nice when the sun reflects off the feathers.
Love the yellow eyes.

Thanks for looking,
Tab

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Hello Tabatha,
I know this bird very well as they do invade the bird feeders in my backyard and are very noisy indeed... When they have their babies in early summer, they use to clean their nest by systematically throwing their fecal bags in my pool which is pretty disgusting… An ornithologist once told me that they are perfect example of animal hygiene... I wish that they do it elsewhere though but it seems that they spot the first water plan for this purpose… It is in their nature :(

I like the contrast between this black bird and the softness of those pastel colors. You caught a nice pose. This is an original and different picture that makes this bird look nicer :) Thanks!
Claudine

Great exposure & detail Tabatha.
Love that chin-up pose..
The morale of the story here is:
Keep that chin up & smile :)
Well done.
Howard

hi tabatha
i have never heard of this bird before had to check on google to see what it is about, cus it looks like its from the crow family but its not.
you have a nice shot here and the blurred background almost looks like a double exposure.
TFS

mat

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