Monday, March 29, 2010
COMMON GRACKLE, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, MARCH 27, 2010
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF) with Kenko 1.5x teleconverter
1/125 sec. f4.5
Along with robins, grackles are the first migrants to check in at our backyard feeder in early spring. Wild-eyed and aggressive, this large cousin of the blackbird chases away sparrows and chickadees in order to hog the bird seed. In many parts of the country they're considered a nuisance.