Ordinarily, Staring is Creepy. But If You Spread Your Attention Across Many Individuals, Then It’s Just People Watching.

F/7.1, 1/200, ISO 320.

Common Grackle

Tom is sitting on the ice all day fishing with no luck, not even a nibble. Cold and tired he is about to leave, when a guy walks up cuts a hole in the ice beside him, and starts pulling out fish as fast a he can drop his hook in the water. Tom cant believe it, he yells over ” whats your secret?” “woogatkakeptewrwm” he answers back. “what did you say?” replies Tom. The man spits a large ball of worms on the ice and says to Tom, ” you have to keep your worms warm”.

Interesting Fact: Those raggedy figures out in cornfields may be called scare-crows, but grackles are the #1 threat to corn. They eat ripening corn as well as corn sprouts, and their habit of foraging in big flocks means they have a multimillion dollar impact. Some people have tried to reduce their effects by spraying a foul-tasting chemical on corn sprouts or by culling grackles at their roosts. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Grackle/lifehistory )



  1. Love the colours english Blackbirds were black and I am not sue whether this variety existed there. There are none here in australia

    • Not sure if they do. I do enjoy their colors when the sun hits it just right. Thank you very much for stopping by and your feedback. Happy Blogging! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. What a beautiful bird. Pity it makes itself so unpopular. Surely we can reach some sort of compromise? Sally

    • Hehehe It would be nice if we did. Yeah they do have some amazing colors a special when the sun hits them just right. Thank you very much for stopping by and I enjoyed your feedback. Happy Blogging! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love grackles. I’ll bet many animals say the same thing about our habits and their effects on their world. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I am definitely sure that they do humans are distracting the world. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Happy Blogging! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hehehe. Sorry for being gross. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Ha ha! That’s one of your best jokes. I am still gagging. ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ And your photo was spectacular. I had no idea that grackles were the real corn thieves. Thanks for the funny, beautiful and educational post.

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