The Bird II

Pic #904

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Tom Moody @ Friday, December 2nd 2011, 9:13 AM
Jeff Baij @ Friday, December 2nd 2011, 12:10 PM
crazy impressive that you've managed to capture the disdain in his eyes, he has the most subtle expression of any bird
Tom Moody @ Sunday, December 4th 2011, 8:59 AM
Did a little investigating of this image yesterday (hat tips maxlabor and arjununcle). It's a crop from a photo of a Common Grackle ( ) and has been used as an avatar in cropped and uncropped form. Grackles are blackbirds that spend a lot of time walking around on the ground and making hideous noises ( ).
paul @ Sunday, December 4th 2011, 9:53 AM
Yea,they're pretty sociable! They like to raise a fuss w/all their friends and gossip alot! Land a Bluejay in the midst of them and see how they give him room! Pretty impressive!!!
Tom Moody @ Sunday, December 4th 2011, 11:19 AM
A bluejay
Joins the fray
And grackles
Raise their hackles.

(There's probably a metaphor here.)
Jeff Baij @ Monday, December 5th 2011, 2:18 PM
they have really really incredible colors, that move he does when he sorta poofs up is seriously amazing