Grackle In The Tall Grass

Grackle In The Tall Grass

Most marshes keep dikes semi-mowed. In many cases the only way to get from one dike to another is walk/RTV on the top. The sides just grow all year long. Unless there is a trunk for water flow it can be like a tunnel.

Grackle In The Tall Grass
Grackle In The Tall Grass

Small birds (here a Grackle) and Dragonfly’s love to perch on the sides.

Unfortunately there can be a dozen Storks right on the other side and it’s impossible to get a photograph.

Bear Island, South Carolina.

4 thoughts on “Grackle In The Tall Grass”

  1. That grackle is gorgeous, Ted. It was a real treat to zoom in on your image and see the beautiful colors and eerie eye of the grackle and the wonderfully blurred mottled green background.

    1. Would love to say it was planned. Swaying grass, black bird… you know. Most of the time I don’t even take the shot, the bad results are predictable. Sooner or later one had to come out (actually at 10 shots a second I have 5 identical ones).

    2. I totally understand, Ted. My general approach is to take a photo if there is even a remote chance of capturing something interesting. It can be a pain to have to delete so many, but sometimes there can be unexpected gems/

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