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Post by JohnW » Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:35 pm

I have these black birds with some funky blue on the backs of their heads/necks, that have been dive bombing my pooch in the front yard for the past 4 days.

Anyone know what they are?

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Post by JohnW » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:57 am

:bump:

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Post by JohnW » Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:17 pm

I went out to cut the lawn and one of those black devils swooped at me.

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Post by sherin » Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:42 am

Probably the re-incarnation of some souls close to you trying to get you to "Shape Up"

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Post by JohnW » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:06 am

Then I am in big trouble.

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Post by Loco101 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:46 am

By your description Burnsie I'm guessing they were Grackles. They are found here during the warmer months of the year.

Link: Common Grackle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Post by Foto_Gal » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:41 am

That reminds me...
I took this pic last spring in my neighbors yard, he spent the best part of a week between their yard and ours, we did notice a few less chipmunks and squirrels around our yards(we feed them and there are normally 2-3 around at any time). He would sit quietly for an hour or more at a time.
We decided that it was probably a 'Great Horned Owl'
a young one, they don't usually come into town, but seeing we are fairly close to bush area, I assume he felt comfortable.
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Post by Sweetthing » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:23 am

I've got a picture of that owl somewhere.. It was sitting in my big maple tree.. Drove my dog crazy..LOL... It sat there for about 1/2 hour

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Post by Foto_Gal » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:32 am

We actually kept our dog tied for about two weeks, as she is small enough, I was afraid of this guy taking off with her..
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Post by Loco101 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:17 am

Oh nice photo of a Great Horned Owl!! They not only attack animals, they also have attacked people's heads.

They are native to all of North America where trees grow through Central America and even parts of South America! Huge range and
in such diverse climates! That's one tough bird.

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Post by Loco101 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:22 am

Here's a photo of a Grackle Burnsie...
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Post by JohnW » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:11 am

Hmmmm? Nope, the blue was not that obvious and they were a tad smaller.

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Post by janisjuris » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:30 am

Here's a slightly different picture of a grackle-

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Post by JohnW » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:57 am

Hey! Maybe that is it... I'll be watching for them.

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Post by Sweetthing » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:09 pm

We all know that was a pigeon in disguise.. ROFL...

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Post by Kramer » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:11 pm

Loco101 wrote:Here's a photo of a Grackle Burnsie...
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OMG these birds are savages!!! I fill my bird feeder with food and in 1 day it is empty because of them. They are ground feeders, so they use their beak and thrown the food to the ground to eat.
They don't leave any food for anyone else!!!

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Post by Loco101 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:55 pm

I have the same problem.

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