Well, it’s rather a harsh song, and can grate on your nerves if you are sharing space with them near a boat launch. That’s where I spotted this pair, the male trying really hard to impress the female.
When they are in the shade the grackle’s blue iridescent feathers don’t show off much but they make a nice silhouette.
The male’s efforts didn’t seem to be making enough impression.
Hmm, I can ignore you, too!
4 thoughts on “Boat-tailed Grackle Pair, Singing”
Cool shots, Ellen! These might be two males? The female is brown, it looks like both of these are black. I’ve seen lots of male boat-tails do this around each other, showing off. 🙂
Thanks, and you’re probably right, Donna. I confess I did not check to see that female looks different.
If a serenade is not enough, he can bet on a less picky lady. A wonderful series of pictures where the silhouettes say it all.
Thanks, Hans, and there were plenty around to choose from.