Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Common Crackle

(click on photo to read)

I scanned this photo from , Book of North American Birds. I really admire the Common Crackle, it is one of the many birds that come to my feeder everyday. The little picture on the bottom right of the page is the Crackle puffing its chest out and singing. I always thought when I saw them doing this they were calling the other birds to eat. ha ha. I never knew it was them trying to impress the ladies, until I read this book. I love it that they write the Crackle singing has the melody of a creaking garden gate!!

The Crackles are very clean birds . Out of all the birds that come daily, they are the first ones in the bird bath. I usually change the water 3 times a day because there are so many birds that come. ~nita~

I have a clip from you tube with the song , Out of The Woods by Nickel Creek to the the right of this post. Click on the second photo of that clip. The video is from House (weird, but kinda neat), I tried to find one of Nickel Creek playing that song and couldn't. If you have a chance listen to it, it is really good. It is a favorite of mine.

I had to take some of my music off because I had a friend tell me that it was not letting her access my site. I loved those songs too. I will just feature a couple of new songs a day. ~nita~


mon@rch said...

LOL - those grackles are fun for sure and every spring I enjoy seeing one grackle with some white feathers! Has returned for the past 5 years!

red tin heart said...

Monarch: That is cool! A crackle with white feathers. They are fun. They are also loud and boisterous. That is so neat that he has returned for 5 years. ~nita~

My Treasure Barn said...

I love birds also Nita. Here in Oregon we have so many birds that are strangers to me since we moved here from CA. The most I see are blue jay and robin. They are so beautiful. I will have to watch out for a crackle!

Hope this gets to you now that you have had to turn your music off.

red tin heart said...

Patti: I love birds too, they are a part of my everyday life. The watching of them, and feeding and watering them, and planting things they like to eat and use for nest material. xoxo nita

Q said...

The grackles do seem to take over the feeders! I do think they are funny. Mockingbird chases them away.
I too love the birds. I learn so much from them.


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