Category Archives: Grackles

Grackle Attack

I took down all but my nyger feeders in May to discourage the chipmunks and squirrels from burying seeds and nuts in my flowerbeds. Since the growing season is now well underway, I put a couple of peanut feeders and … Continue reading

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Find Another Sucker

I’ve been battling starlings all winter, and since winter has decided to hang on for an extra month this year my seed supply has dwindled to almost nothing. Yesterday it was snowing AGAIN and a flock of starlings dropped in … Continue reading

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A Losing Game

In May I took down all but my hanging bird feeders. The squirrels were climbing everything in sight in an attempt to jump on the feeders for a free snack, and I didn’t want them snapping off my daylily scapes. … Continue reading

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Reprieve

It was so hot this week that I actually felt sorry for the beady-eyed grackles. I usually shoo them from my birdbaths, but it was so miserable outside that I just didn’t have the heart:

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Gang of Grackles

For the last several years a large flock of grackles has descended on our neighborhood just as the acorns ripen. They scour the oaks collecting nuts and dropping lots of them on our rooftops. It’s like living under a daily … Continue reading

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