Wednesday, February 23, 2011


It's really hard to get a good picture of a crow. They're all black and the exposure rarely comes out correct. I think this one is pretty good. The iridescence in the feathers is a nice touch. But what can I say, it's still just a common crow. Or is it? I think a crow has a stubbier, darker beak. What does that make this? I'm thinking it's a grackle, a boat-tailed grackle to be specific, a male boat-tailed grackle to be even more specific. So many birds, so little difference.


Buster said...

Doesn't look like the crows we have around here. Aren't grackles smaller than crows?

Buster the Bird Expert

uncreative said...

buster: not that I know anything about grackles but I've been around farm country and agree with the thought "aren't crows bigger"!