Spring is my favorite season. Lots of new flowers, lots of green, butterflies return… and also, baby birds. I have several bird houses in our back yard. Today, during lunch I watched a mother wren flying back and forth to one of the houses. Unfortunately, one other bird that invades my backyard every spring is the Grackle. They really like our pond and there are several evergreens that they prefer for nesting on the adjacent property that surrounds our house.
I wouldn’t really mind them so much, but they make a mess out of the pond and they really bother me with their chatter every time I am in the back yard. As if I shouldn’t be out there!
However, all creatures have a place in our world. I’ll give chase to them every now and then, but that is about as much of a reaction they get out of me.
Just a short time back, I was out stalking butterflies with my camera and when I came around the back of the shed, there was a fledgling Grackle. Not my typical photography subject – but this baby bird just kind of held its ground and stared at me. I can’t hardly walk away from a perfect photo setup, so I grabbed the shot. Turned out decent…soooo, I present my “least” favorite bird to you! The Common Grackel: