Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bird on a Wire - Boat-tailed Grackle

A bit closer to the harbor, a male boat-tailed grackle gingerly approaches a loudly calling female who clearly holds the high ground in this encounter. He appears to be bearing a gift of some sort; a diamond, maybe, or a pearl, perhaps, freshly plucked from the nearby oyster beds. Then again, it may just be a kernel of corn or a pea from the freshly planted garden down the street. In any event, he clearly has high hopes on this lovely spring morn, and the moment draws nigh...

Wait, don't go!   I brought   you     this




  1. I had to laugh when I saw the sudden change in posture, Raymond. It may have been something else entirely, but it certainly looked a lot the body language of a lover spurned...