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Boat-Tailed Grackel on Ambergris Caye
by elbert on 11/30/07 10:53 AM

The Alpha Male may he rest in peace

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#258201 - 11/30/07 10:56 AM Re: Boat-Tailed Grackel on Ambergris Caye [Re: elbert]  
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#258205 - 11/30/07 11:01 AM Re: Boat-Tailed Grackel on Ambergris Caye [Re: elbert]  
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Marty, I forgot to ask, What was that one button?


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#258207 - 11/30/07 11:08 AM Re: Boat-Tailed Grackel on Ambergris Caye [Re: elbert]  
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What a beautiful bird - AND good photo. Are these as annoying as there black/brown cousins?


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#258215 - 11/30/07 11:29 AM Re: Boat-Tailed Grackel on Ambergris Caye [Re: ScubaLdy]  
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Not my favorites either


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#258349 - 12/01/07 02:57 PM Re: Boat-Tailed Grackel on Ambergris Caye [Re: elbert]  
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grackels are beautiful, loud, and a general pain in the arse. this from a bird enthusiast.

#258350 - 12/01/07 02:57 PM Re: Boat-Tailed Grackel on Ambergris Caye [Re: elbert]  
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It was the size or the file. I reduced it in picture editor MS.


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#258354 - 12/01/07 03:02 PM Re: Boat-Tailed Grackel on Ambergris Caye [Re: sweetjane]  
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Sweetjane, They actually kill the other birds in completion for food. The other birds fight or squabble over the food but the Grackle goes to the extreme of making sure the other bird is dead.


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#258412 - 12/02/07 11:18 AM Re: Boat-Tailed Grackel on Ambergris Caye [Re: elbert]  
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This was in the Toronto Star this morning. Kinda relates

A gathering of ravens is called an unkindness. (science.howstuffworks.com)

Gail

#258418 - 12/02/07 11:37 AM Re: Boat-Tailed Grackel on Ambergris Caye [Re: gailtor]  
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I bookmarked the sight ,cool sight but didn't see the reference to the birds.


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