The Great-tailed Grackle Skywatch Friday #18

by Larry Jordan on November 13, 2008

Great-tailed Grackle photo by Larry Jordan

The Great-tailed Grackle is a conspicuous bird, the male being 18 inches in length and having a long, keel shaped tail (hence the name).  Another thing that makes them very obvious to the casual birder is their loud, clear whistles.[audio:]

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Louise November 13, 2008 at 4:36 pm

Beautiful capture. I know the birds are annoying, but they certainly have a presence to their appearce.

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ShutterHappyJenn November 13, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Great perspective. The bird looked so majestic up there!

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SaraG November 13, 2008 at 5:11 pm

Great sky and birdie!
Thanks for sharing!!
Take care

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Larry D November 13, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Interesting call, great photo! Happy SWF!

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Sylvia Kirkwood November 13, 2008 at 7:19 pm

Great shot of the Grackle and what a blue, blue sky! Thank you!

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Mckay K November 13, 2008 at 10:21 pm

I love this picture and thank you for adding the sound of the Great-tailed Grackle.

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Grammy November 14, 2008 at 12:29 am

I love your photo it is amazing.The Great-tailed Grackle look a bit like one of the Birds we have here.
Happy SWF!

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kanani November 16, 2008 at 12:43 am

I used to confuse those with crows! They were so big!!

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