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Thursday, November 17, 2011


Not a Crow
Thank you Tex Wis (Teresa)
You would think I would learn to double check before posting! 


TexWisGirl said...

a beautiful, intense bird - yes, with a bit of a 'distant' look. are you sure it's not a grackle?

Farm Girl said...

How are you feeling. I did a post about crows today too. Only I didn't have any pictures. I can just stand and watch them and all of the hijinks that the do. These are amazing shots. said...

Hope you are feeling get in better everyday.
The crows picture are beautiful.
We having over 34C it is nothing like
a beautiful spring times.
All flowers will burnt out??

I having a lots problems in my sits
for last ten days because I has change from URL michiko-michiko to only michiko there it doesn't shows
my new post at My friends Dashboard.
I'm working on with my friend help.
Keep warm enjoy your day.

Chatty Crone said...

They are interesting - but can't say they are my favorite! sandie

Sharon said...

The crows move in to get the best of the pecans and then they move on. I don't think that's nice at all!

Gerry said...

Neat pics. For some reason they keep going on our roof everyday, making a lot of noise. It's sounds like people are walking around up there.

Ellie said...

It does look like a crowe, I've never heard of a grackle.
It has got some beady eye on it!

Jill said...

I can't tell them apart either! Great shot. Really like the black and white.

How's the foot coming along?

Joop Zand said...

Good shots Janie..... wel done again.

Greetings, Joop

Giga said...

Piękny czarny ptak i na drugim zdjęciu bardziej mi się podoba. Pozdrawiam

Sandra said...

if its a black bird it a crow to me, wonder how she knew it is a grackle or maybe a raven or a black bird. i know they are different but how. great shot

PKB said...

This shot is just perfect! I like the bird's strong profile against the bokeh background. I hope you are feeling better!

lisa said...

Hmmmm, guess I don't know the difference between a crow and a grackle either!! :-) I would have said crow also!
These are wonderful Janie.
I especially love the wonderful contrast in the black and white one. So nicely done!

SweetMarie said...

This bird looks so focused. Great photos!

Breathtaking said...

Another wonderful photo.Great contrast in the black and white
photo,something I can never get
right.The second photo shows of
the Grackle to perfection!
Are you driving now and out and
about? Hope you are better.

Ms. Becky said...

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

I guess out of respect for the birds maybe we ought to consider their assigned name, but when you think about, would they really care? I believe that's a human concern, so it's not long of this world if you choose the long view of things.
You've captured the spirit and character of God's creature, and therein lies the beauty. I think Grackles are the birds that love my morning yard. I think crows are the birds that are black and caw at me during my morning walks. I personally couldn't ask for anything more that being able to look into its eye, as you've presented me the opportunity of doing here. I cannot for the life of me choose a favorite. my eye is pleased equally by each. now THAT is the trademark of an excellent photographer. happy weekend to you Jane. I hope you have a grand one and that you're feeling on the mend.

Crystal Mary said...

Greetings from Oz. Your photos are so sharp and wonderful. The coloured one makes me feel glad I can see in colour. God Bless. Crystal Mary

Catherine said...

Dear Janie, Just dropping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Catherine

Here I Am/Carrie said...

All this time I thought they were crackles with a c. I just looked in the bird book and sure enough it is a G. Beautiful black bird.