Wednesday, March 26, 2008

return of the grackles

The grackles have returned, or at least, they got as far north as the town where I work. I went for a walk at noon and heard the familiar rusty hinge call from atop a tree, and it wasn't a starling imitating a grackle.

Why is it that I just cannot describe a grackle and make it sound as poetic as, say, a bluebird?

4 comments:

Rick said...

Maybe because it is not? :)

jan m said...

the grackles arrived here a couple of weeks ago, and have taken over my feeders

denise said...

Like a rusty, creaky door hinge!

arcolaura said...

You have grackles! We just got the starlings back a week or so ago. And geese, and today a robin!