Birds from Walden Grackle

The Grackle has an iridescent blue silk head on a smooth black body. Although this bird is freaky looking, it is also excellent.

Grackles appear to reverse their colour schemes from the time of babies, with blue on the body and black (or brown) around the head.

Although they look mean and scary, they are very considerate to the other birds around the feeder and can often be seen patiently waiting their turn.

Unlike some species that will scare off the little birds, the grackle has surprising, surprising, big-brother-like qualities.

Not shy, the grackle will let us know when we have breached its safety and comfort zone. This observation was made apparent when from inside a kayak, I entered his space and got a little too close to the nest.

The bird, protective as any parent would be, tried thwarting my attention as it flew away from the nest to get me to follow.

Armed with the realization that this was happening, the next move was to gently paddle away from the nest in question.

Studying the grackle is a good lesson in “don’t judge a book by its cover.”

Personally and metaphorically speaking, these birds have transformed from the ugly caterpillar into the beautiful butterfly in the attachment of my mind.

Published by Hdavey Thoreau

"How vain is it to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live"

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