I’m a little behind in posting for this challenge. Hope y’all don’t object that I go ahead and post it now. we don’t usually get birds flying or landing so close for a really good close up to be taken and i usually only have my cell phone handy when they do soar through the area this close to watch and observe.
I took these shots with my iPhone 14 Pro Max through our kitchen window, I didn’t want to scare them off by opening the back door.
There were a few of these flying back and forth though our small back patio. These birds are called Great-Tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus). When one first looks at the Grackle one might assume it was a never type of black bird, however, the subtle iridescent purple of the head, neck, back, and underparts stand out against the black wings and lower body. The tail on males is long and is often described to be diamond-shaped. Females are typically dark brown on the head, neck, back, and underparts instead of the iridescence that males possess. The bright yellow eyes are especially noticeable on the darker males.
Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – The Birds
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