Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It was a dark and stormy night ....

The wind howled and the rain came down in sheets!


Well, not really, 
but it was a rainy, nasty day when I captured these images,
all within 60 seconds,
of this Grackle loading up on the food.  
Already with a mouth full of bugs, he checks out one feeder ...

 after another, adding more food.
(how, I have no clue!)


See that kernel of corn he is now adding!
 And yet, that still wasn't enough.

He drops back down to the ground for one final look around,
just in case there was yet another bug 
to add to his already overfilled beak.

And then, he took off, 
with all those yummy treats in his mouth.


33 comments:

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I don't care what anyone says about grackles, they are pretty birds! Love all the blue you captured. Such an industrious little worker. Great images! :)

S. Etole said...

Now that's a mouthful. The blues are lovely.

Jill said...

Such a piggy! Great shots!

TexWisGirl said...

buffet style!!!

i have missed your backyard bird posts. :)

GailO said...

I wish I didn't have such a hard time loving grackles....piggy as they are!

I stop filling most of my feeders in the summer because the grackles dominate them:(

Brian Miller said...

that first picture is rather menacing...lol on the hording of food...

Sylvia K said...

That is one stuffed beak!! Guess humans aren't the only ones who stuff themselves! LOL! Fun shots for the day, Reena!!

Sylvia

Ginny said...

Reminds me a bit of myself!!! Wow, you have captured his iridescence, his spooky and mean look, his greediness, the pictures are wonderful, clear, and artistic. E.A. Poe would have love to illustrate one of his books with these.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That is a beakfull. I've never seen a bird with a stuffed beak before.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

What a piggy bird. Actually, it's probably heading back to the youngsters to lay it out on the dinner table.

Rohrerbot said...

What a treat!!! I haven't seen this done before...raining while a bird is eating....it really captures a unique mood in the pictures. I'll have to try it out this weekend. We are supposed to have lots of rain....hope you are adjusting back to home after your beautiful vacation!

Barbara said...

Such a beautiful blue! I bet it was gathering a feast for its babies!!

Evelyn S. said...

How in the world...or why in the world...can that bird stuff so much in his beak?

bill lisleman said...

Maybe he/she was grocery shopping. I've seen people put more bags on their arms than that.

Nancy Claeys said...

Must be stocking up to feed the babies? Cute shots. :)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I can't imagine he can fit any more in that cart. He's pretty clever.

Kathryn said...

As a young kid we had an audio tape which was about a haunted house and it started with 'it was a dark and stormy night'. Your title made me remember it.

Those grackle photos are great, someone was hungry.

Birdman said...

Snoopy would be SO happy with your start. hahaha

My Journey With Candida said...

Those birds do like to play piggy don't they? Great Pictures as always

Madi and Mom said...

MOL Ms Reena...his mom must not have taught him not to squawk with a full mouth. Great shots especially on the suet!!
Hugs Madi and tell Kramer hi too

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I got a kick out of this post, great series of photos.

Bob Bushell said...

Good for you Grankle.

CherryPie said...

A grackle on a mission if ever there was one!

Linda R said...

I could be wrong but I am thinking that this bird is a little bit of a pig. Love you photos my friend.

Hugs~

Madge Bloom said...

love those shots... the first most because of the dripping rain... is a grackle related to the crow family?

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What fabulous shots of a beautiful bird...maybe he was just pigging out that day. I just looked at all your shots of Turkey...wow, beautiful! I know what you mean about all the stray cats and dogs running the streets....and that one cat that looked like a lion and THAT TAIL...omg poor thing. There is a photography book about cats in the Provence....maybe you know this book.
Reminded me of that........
have a great day!!

Pat said...

What a great series! I love that first shot.
The Grackles around here are working hard to feed the noisy, screaming babies that are following them, begging to be fed.

Gillian Olson said...

Great a bird style smorgasbord.

Country Girl said...

I know humans like that, too. Ha!

Betty Manousos said...

that is a beakfull.

i always love your bird photos/stories.

ladyfi said...

Wonderfully dramatic shots!

Jennifer Richardson said...

wow! isn't he regal.
glorious share,
Jennifer

Pat Tillett said...

That is one greedy bird!