Common Grackle Fledgling

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Walking around my backyard this morning, I noticed something dark on the grass under my big willow oak.  l started walking towards it to investigate and suddenly had two Common Grackles going crazy loud above me, flying from branch to branch.

Sitting as still as could be on the grass was a Common Grackle youngster.  My first time ever seeing one, so I clicked a couple shots and then redirected my walk away.

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Common Grackle fledgling

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It’s good to know the parents are watching out for their little ones.  😊

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36 thoughts on “Common Grackle Fledgling

    • I agree! With the big me 20 ft away and its parents going crazy, poor thing had to be! I was quick to walk away and left the cutie be. The parents were relieved too. Thank you, Hanna!

    • I’m sitting here typing to you while it or its sibling is 10 ft outside my window on the concrete patio, exploring, while the parents are gorging themselves on the feeder and feeding another one. 🙂

    • My thoughts exactly, as I didn’t see it yesterday. But right now I’m sitting here typing to you while it or its sibling is 10 ft outside my window on the concrete patio, exploring, while the parents are gorging themselves on the feeder and feeding another one on the ground there below. 🙂 Busy parents!

  1. The birds are so vulnerable when fledglings. They require their mothers to survive… or Donna. She’s so great with birds. Thank you, my friend! 🙂

    • Awwwww….thank you so kindly, HJ! I’ve got two grackling fledglings, I’m watching them both right now outside my window while answering comments. The parents are busy, busy! 🙂 I may slip out and see if I can get a feeding shot. 😉

    • S/he was a cutie-pie, so freshly new to the ground. Its sibling has appeared now too and I cannot believe how fast their feathers are growing already and they are flying some, though Mom and Dad aren’t ready just yet to leave the great buffet they heartily enjoy at my feeders. 🙄

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