No, these aren’t portraits showing the extraordinary beauty of Grackles,  this is what happens when you put butter cookies out for them. Butter cookies, a leading cause of temporary grackle insanity. All images 1500 x 996, click for full size. I rather like the disembodied talon in the last shot.





© C. Ford.


  1. Ice Swimmer says

    The second is a laser stare of a cookie monster grackle. The rest, motion blur in spades and fragmentary evidence of dinosaurs going after cookies. Apart from the talon, I like the third, escaping grackle’s tail.

  2. rq says

    Mmkay, judging by the evil stare in the second picture down, I shall never, ever try to get between a grackle and their butter cookie.
    The single talon is just eerie. Leaving body parts behind for the sake of a cookie. *tsk tsk tsk*

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